Firefighters are urging people to eat safely for National Chip Week.

This week is dedicated to the great British dish. But East Sussex Fire Brigade is urging fried food fans to visit their nearest chippy rather than cook their own.

A brigade spokesman said:"Chips are one of our traditional foods and most of us, from time to time, like a nice portion of freshly cooked chips.

"But chip pan fires are still all too common an occurrence in the homes of East Sussex."

Senior fire safety officer Brian Cole said: "Repeatedly attending fires and seeing people make the same mistakes places a responsibility on us to communicate the risk of death and injury.

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