Firefighters tackle serious house fire

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service tackle a serious house fire in Stafford

Crews from Stafford, Stone, Penkridge and Cannock attended a property on First Avenue at around 3.50pm on Sunday (9 October).

On arrival, they discovered that the fire had started in the bedroom and quickly spread across the first floor and into the roof space. It also impacted the adjacent property.

Firefighters used breathing apparatus, hose reel jets and the aerial ladder platform to extinguish the blaze.

Thankfully, the family were alerted by a smoke alarm and escaped unharmed.

An investigation to establish the cause is on-going.

Station Manager Leigh Richards, who attended the incident, said:

“Although significant damage to the property was caused, the presence of a working fire alarm had alerted the occupants who were able to bring themselves to safety.

“In the event of a fire we would always advise people to leave the property via the nearest available exit and to call 999 - Never try to tackle it yourselves. Remember to get out and stay out.

“It’s also important to ensure that you have an escape plan so you know how you would get out of your home if a fire occurred and your normal exit route was blocked.”

More information on how to reduce the risk of fire is available on the website home page: Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service

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