Firefighters from Acomb scrambled to respond to alarm at a home in York last night (Thursday).
They were called to Top Lane, Copmanthorpe, York at 6.23pm.
But it turned out to be tea that had gone wrong.
Top Lane, Copmanthorpe
A North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said: “On arrival, crews found that the alarm activation was due to a small fire in a toaster that had been extinguished by the occupant.
“Crews removed the toaster from the property and gave advice to the occupant.”