Microwave 'nearly melted' after woman puts it on hob

This Is Lancashire: Microwave 'nearly melted' after woman puts it on hob Microwave 'nearly melted' after woman puts it on hob

A microwave "nearly melted" after it was placed on top of an electric hob in Horwich.

A woman, aged in her mid 60s, had been cooking a potato in the microwave at her home in Flockton Court, High Street, and preparing soup on the hob.

The hob directly underneath the microwave was not in use, but the woman had used an adjacent hob to heat some soup.

The woman had moved microwave onto the hob because there had been a leak from the property upstairs.

A fire crew from Horwich station were called out at about 5pm this evening, and said they had to take the microwave outside because it was “red hot”.

The woman was not hurt, but was said to be shaken by the incident.

Mark Anderson, crew manager at Horwich fire station, said: “The potato was the reason we originally got the alarm, and it was burnt to a crisp. It was a bit of a tragic story really.

“It could have been a lot worse. We would advise everyone not to leave their food unattended.”

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9:47pm Thu 16 Jan 14

angus macoatup says...

how sad poor potato . any news on the condition of the soup?
how sad poor potato . any news on the condition of the soup? angus macoatup

9:59pm Thu 16 Jan 14

oftbewildered2 says...

was the woman's age relevant to the story?
was the woman's age relevant to the story? oftbewildered2

8:24am Fri 17 Jan 14

Lulu15 says...

If this is best BEN can do for 'news'..........dont bother!
If this is best BEN can do for 'news'..........dont bother! Lulu15

10:25am Fri 17 Jan 14

Comment777 says...

angus macoatup wrote:
how sad poor potato . any news on the condition of the soup?
The situation is rather fluid at the moment, hot one minute and cold the next, if anyone can help it would me mushroom appreciated.
[quote][p][bold]angus macoatup[/bold] wrote: how sad poor potato . any news on the condition of the soup?[/p][/quote]The situation is rather fluid at the moment, hot one minute and cold the next, if anyone can help it would me mushroom appreciated. Comment777

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