TWO elderly people are to be checked over by paramedics after a cooker fire in Bedwas.

Caerphilly fighters responded to a call about a kitchen fire on Rectory Road shortly after 5pm but the cooker fire was out by the time they arrived.

A spokeswoman for South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said an ambulance was requested to check them over as they appeared to be in shock.

Fire fighters left the scene 25 minutes later.