Fire fighters called as elderly woman burns Christmas duck in Summerland Street in Barnstaple
A fire crew from Barnstaple were called to a property on Summerland Street in Barnstaple around 12.30pm today after receiving reports of a fire alarm sounding at the address.
On arrival fire fighters discovered a small fire in a kitchen on the third floor of the property.
Barnstaple fire fighter John Lilley said: "An elderly woman who was living alone had burnt her duck legs in the oven.
"The fat had caught fire and the kitchen was full of smoke.
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"We removed the grill pan from the oven and ventilated the property.
"The duck legs looked pretty well done once we'd got them out."
No one was injured.