Woman and dog rescued from house fire

We have rescued a woman and a dog from a house fire in Tamworth.

At 6.25pm yesterday (Tuesday 9 July), we were called to Gresley, Glascote, after someone spotted flames coming from the window of the address.

We went to the scene with colleagues from Staffordshire Police.

A woman and a dog, who were inside the property, were brought to safety by fire crews.

The fire was extinguished within 20 minutes.

We later found the fire started in the upstairs bedroom. At this stage, we believe the fire was started deliberately.

The incident has been left in the care of officers from Staffordshire Police.

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