Fire crews tackle severe house fire

Fire crews tackle severe house fire

Fire fighters have tackled a severe house fire in Burslem. 

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service was called at 3.26pm on Sunday (5 December) to High Lane.

Crews from Newcastle, Rising Brook, Ipstones and Longton attended.

Upon arrival, fire fighters found a building well-alight and the occupants, including a dog, safely outside the address.

Fire fighters used four breathing apparatus and two hose-reel-jets to extinguish the fire.

One woman and a man, both in their 80s, were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.

The man was conveyed to hospital for further checks and later discharged.

The pair were placed in emergency accommodation.

The dog was housed with a neighbour.

Crews left the scene following a revisit at 9.52pm.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.