Homeowner flees after alarm sounds
A HOUSE fire in Alvaston was reported yesterday afternoon.
But when crews arrived at the London Road property, they found the blaze only involved a pan in the kitchen.
The occupant fled the property when its smoke alarms sounded at 4.30pm.
When firefighters went into the house, they found the fire had burnt out.
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Crews stayed a short while to ventilate the property.
A spokeswoman for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "We remind all residents to ensure they have working fire alarms in their homes.
"Our advice is to have them on every floor. They should be checked once a week."