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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

House Fire in Burton

16/01/2012

Fire and rescue crews from Burton and Tutbury attended a house fire on Ashby Road in Burton at around 10pm last night.

“On this occasion the male occupant heard the fire in the kitchen before the smoke alarms had chance to activate. He did exactly the right thing by closing the door on the fire and evacuating the family out to safety.”

Group Manager Tim Hyde.

The incident involved a dishwasher in a first floor kitchen that was well alight. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel jet to extinguish the blaze and then ventilated the property.

Group Manager Tim Hyde said: “The family had previously had a free Home Fire Risk Check carried out by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and so had working smoke alarms fitted in the property.

“On this occasion the male occupant heard the fire in the kitchen before the smoke alarms had chance to activate. He did exactly the right thing by closing the door on the fire and evacuating the family out to safety.”

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental. Firefighters left the scene at 11:12pm.