FIREFIGHTERS were called to a cooker fire at a house in in Checkendon.
Crews from Reading, Wallingford and Didcot were sent to the house in Whitehall Lane at around 10.40am on Sunday.
The residents had evacuated the house after their smoke alarm sounded.
Firefighters ensured the fire was out before ventilating the property.
Watch manager Steve Wright said: “This is a perfect example of how important working smoke alarms are.
“The occupants acted very quickly in evacuating the building and followed our advice of ‘If in doubt, get out, stay out and get the fire and rescue service out’.”
Firefighters offered safety advice to neighbours.
Smoke alarms should be checked once a week by pressing the button until the alarm sounds.