Stay safe on Pancake Day

GAINSBOROUGH’S Pancake lovers have been asked to make sure they stay safe on Shrove Tuesday this year.

This year, Pancake Day falls on Tuesday 8th March.

Deputy Community Safety manager for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Matt King said: “When you’re distracted by delicious, warm pancakes, fire safety may not be at the forefront of your mind!”

“However, fat and chip pan fires can be devastating, with a very high proportion of fires resulting in injuries.”

“Most fires start in the kitchen, and at this time of year, a common scenario can be families tucking into pancakes, forgetting that they have left their frying pan on the hob, burning away.”