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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Overnight Incidents in Cannock

Crews from Cannock and Penkridge attended two separate fires last night in Cannock. The first call came in at 9.30pm from Poplars Landfill Site, Lichfield Road in Cannock where methane tubing has accidentally ignited.

"The site manager did everything right and called us as soon as he was made aware of the fire."

Station Manager, Dermot Hogan

Approximately 20 x 5 metres of tubing and surrounding waste materials were on fire and due to the location of the fire, theĀ Land RoverĀ from Cannock was used to reach and extinguish it.

The cause of the fire is unknown however the site manager acted quickly and helped firefighters to isolate the gas supply. Station Manager, Dermot Hogan said: "The site manager did everything right and called us as soon as he was made aware of the fire.

"This particular business has actually received a risk inspection from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service a few months ago, which benefited both us and them as the people involved in this incident has already been briefed about potential fire risks on site."

Firefighters left the scene at 12.10am and returned to inspect at 8.00am. A further inspection will also take place at 12.30pm today to ensure there are no remaining hot spots.

The same crews were also called to a house fire on Mulberry Road in Cannock at 2.55am this morning. Smoke alarms at the property activated, alerting the neighbours who managed to extinguish the fire before firefighters arrived.

Two people were in the property at the time of the fire and an investigation is currently underway to determine the cause. Fire damage was minimal and confined to the hallway and firefighters left the scene at 6.25am.