Crews from Newcastle, Kidsgrove and Longton tackled a fire at a detached property on Wynbank Close, Bignall End on Saturday night.
"It is essential that controlled burning is always supervised."
Deputy Area Commander for Newcastle, Helen Harrison
The occupier had been burning paper outside using a brazier however the container was in close proximity to the shed which then caught fire. The fire quickly spread to the house, setting the roof on fire and forcing the occupants to evacuate. Firefighters arrived at the property at 20.25pm and began to tackle the fire from above using the aerial ladder platform from Longton and also at ground floor level using one main jet.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus also used two hose reel jets to contain the fire and prevent it from spreading to the neighbouring properties. Deputy Area Commander for Newcastle, Helen Harrison said: "We would urge anyone using a brazier to ensure it is safe distance away from sheds, houses and any other materials which could catch fire.
"As this incident highlights, even when using the appropriate equipment for burning materials, accidents can still happen and it is essential that controlled burning is always supervised."
The incident was closed at 10.35pm.