Crews extinguish fatal accidental shed fire
A man has sadly died following a fatal shed fire which was caused accidently in Stoke-on-Trent.
We were called to an address near Birches Head Road at 12.26pm on Sunday (8 October), following reports of a shed fire.
Crews from Longton, Hanley and Sandyford went to the scene and began work to extinguish the fire using hose reel jets.
A man, in his 70s, suffered serious injuries at the scene and was taken to hospital by paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service.
Sadly, he later died as a result of his injuries.
The fire was extinguished and crews stayed at the scene to investigate the cause alongside colleagues from Staffordshire Police. It was later deemed accidental after a discarded cigarette had set alight inside the shed.
No one else was injured and fire crews left the area a short time later.