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Crews attend accidental garden fire

Firefighter in breathing apparatus tackling red flames

Fire crews have attended an accidental garden fire in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Firefighters were called to an address off Acacia Avenue, at 5.15pm yesterday (Wednesday 6 July) following reports of a fire in a garden.

Crews from Burslem, Hanley, Newcastle and Sandyford and paramedics attended.

On arrival, crews located a fire in a garden that had spread to the decking area and outer skirts of the property.

Four breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and a positive pressure ventilator were used to extinguish the fire.

A man, in his 70s, was treated at the scene by paramedics for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire was deemed as accidental.

Crews left the scene at 8.50pm.

For advice and guidance on how to stay safe outdoors, visit: Safety outside (staffordshirefire.gov.uk)

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