Crews battle shed blaze involving gas cylinder

Two local crews have extinguished an accidental shed fire in Stoke-on-Trent.

At 3.18pm on Sunday (26 March), we were called to a home in Blurton following reports of a shed fire.

Two crews from Longton were immediately sent to the scene and began work to contain the blaze with hose reel jets and breathing apparatus.

By 4.10pm, the fire had been extinguished. Crews found a propane gas cylinder inside and made sure it was safe before speaking to the residents.

After inspecting the cause, we later deemed the fire to be accidental. The roof was being felted before the incident and had set alight during maintenance.

Station Manager Antony Ball, who attended the incident, said: “Crews acted fast to remove the gas cylinder and extinguish the fire before it could spread to the surrounding area.

“This just goes to show how easily work tools and maintenance equipment can cause fires. Thankfully, no one was injured and the incident was brought to a safe and swift conclusion.”

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