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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

House Fire in Stapenhill

Firefighters from East Staffordshire are urging people to get their gas appliances checked following a house fire yesterday on Short Street in Stapenhill.

Two crews from Burton were called to the incident just before 4pm yesterday afternoon. The incident involved a fire in the ground floor of a terraced property which is believed to have been caused accidentally due to a faulty gas water boiler in the bathroom. Luckily the occupants had previously received a home fire risk check therefore operating smoke alarms alerted the family to the fire.

Firefighters from East Staffordshire are urging people to get their gas appliances checked following a house fire yesterday on Short Street in Stapenhill.

Two crews from Burton were called to the incident just before 4pm yesterday afternoon. The incident involved a fire in the ground floor of a terraced property which is believed to have been caused accidentally due to a faulty gas water boiler in the bathroom.

Luckily the occupants had previously received a home fire risk check therefore operating smoke alarms alerted the family to the fire.

East Staffordshire Risk Reduction Manager, Nigel Burton

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reel jets to tackle the fire and ventilated the kitchen which was smoke logged. The house was slightly smoke damaged throughout. This incident closed at 4.30pm.