Multiple crews tackle house fire

Multiple crews have tackled a house fire in Stafford yesterday (Thursday 27 June).

We were called to Baswich Lane at 11.50pm after smoke and flames were seen coming from the garage of an address.

Firefighters went to the scene and worked quickly to contain the fire.

We worked alongside colleagues from Staffordshire Police to evacuate neighbouring properties and close the road whilst firefighters worked to tackle the blaze, which was well-alight at the time.

We rescued a man who was trapped inside and used hose reel jets to extinguish the fire in the early hours of today (28 June).

The man was taken to hospital by paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service after suffering from smoke inhalation.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is currently underway.

We believe it to be accidental at this time.

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In an emergency call 999. General enquiries call 0300 330 1000.