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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

House Fire in Stafford

Two crews from Stafford and one crew from Eccleshall were called to a house fire in the early hours of yesterday morning on Wayfield Drive, Parkside in Stafford.

"We would urge anyone who has not already received a Home Fire Risk Check from us to book one right away by calling 0800 0241 999."

Station Manager Dermot Hogan

The call was received at 3.45am after a neighbour spotted smoke coming from the property on his way to work and alerted the occupants. There were no smoke alarms fitted at the property.

The couple exited the property safely and firefighters used three hose reel jets and one main jet to extinguish the fire, believed to have been started by an electrical fault in the office.

One male was assessed by paramedics at the scene but did not require hospital treatment. He had gone to bed at around 2.30am and closed all of the doors which had helped to contain the fire to the office, however both the office and kitchen were affected by the fire and property was left severely smoke damaged.

The fire was in danger of spreading to the neighbouring property however firefighters acted quickly and managed to prevent this, with slight smoke damage only affecting next door.

Station Manager Dermot Hogan said: "In this instance the occupants were extremely lucky that their neighbour happened to leaving for work at that hour, otherwise they may not have been able to exit the property safely given that there were no smoke alarms fitted.

"We would urge anyone who has not already received a Home Fire Risk Check from us to book one right away by calling 0800 0241 999, as we will ensure your home is fitted with smoke alarms and assess any fire risks within the home."