Firefighters were called to a kitchen fire at a house on Southport Road in Bootle just before 9.55am on Thursday, October 13. Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called at 9.49am and crews were alerted 45 seconds later. They were on scene at 9.54am. Two fire engines attended the incident, where crews found a fire that had occurred in a grill pan to be out on arrival. Firefighters gave oxygen to a 37-year-old man suffering slight smoke inhalation. The man was assessed at the scene by paramedics but did not require further hospital treatment. A grill pan and gas cooker were damaged by fire and the kitchen and living room of the property were lightly damaged by smoke. Crews carried out a Home Fire Safety Check and remained at the scene for around 30 minutes.