Fire crews from Barnstaple were called to reports of a gas leak at a property in the town this afternoon.
Two fire engines from the town attended the property in St Marys Road shortly after 3pm.
Upon arrival, firefighters found a defective gas cooker.
Fire crews wore breathing apparatus and used one hose reel jet and one gas detector to make the premises safe.
Crews also isolated the gas supply before leaving the property in the hands of the owners.