Fire crews extinguish flat fire

Firefighter in breathing apparatus tackling red flames

We have extinguished a flat fire in Newcastle-under-Lyme this morning (5 September).

Local crews from Newcastle were sent to Dunkirk area just before 3.40am.

Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire by 4.10am.

Excess smoke was then ventilated out of the building using a specialist device.

Thankfully, no one was reported injured.

Crews are still in the area and are continuing to investigate the cause of the fire alongside colleagues from Staffordshire Police.