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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Farm Fire on Yarlet Bank

10/08/2011

Fire and rescue crews from Stafford, Rising Brook and Stone were called to a fire at a property on Yarlet Bank on the A34 near Stone at 4.20pm yesterday afternoon.

“We would encourage members of the public who are burning rubbish to stay with the fire at all times and not to leave it unattended until the fire has been completely burnt out.”

The incident involved an outbuilding approximately 4 x 5 metres that was well alight. The building was used to assist with the breeding of dogs.  Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.

The fire was started accidentally by a bonfire that had been left unattended.

Assistant Area Commander for Stafford, Simon Craythorn said: “We would encourage members of the public who are burning rubbish to stay with the fire at all times and not to leave it unattended until the fire has been completely burnt out.”

“Bonfires should not be situated close to buildings or anything else that could potentially catch fire.”

The outbuilding was completely destroyed by the fire. Fortunately all dogs at the premises were successfully rescued from fire. 

Firefighters left the scene at 7:30pm.