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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

House Fire in Cannock

12/06/2013

Fire and Rescue crews from Cannock attended a house fire on St Luke’s Close in Cannock on Sunday morning.

“This was an unusual incident but we would like to warn members of the public to ensure they are using reputable companies when they are any work done on their property.

“We would advise that people obtain three references and check that building companies carrying out the work are qualified to do so.”

Station Manager Alan Bateman

The call was received at 7am reporting the incident.

The incident involved a fire that had started in the cavity wall insulation due to an electrical wire that had been damaged when the insulation was fitted.

Firefighters arrived at the scene to find the property completely smoke logged.

The fire had been smouldering until it eventually burnt through and air vent and trunking filling the house with smoke.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the fire using a dry powder.

The family had all made their way out of the property and were on the roof of the garage when the crews arrived.

The house was fitted with working smoke alarms which activated, alerting the family to the fire.

They were led to safety by firefighters using an extension ladder.

Station Manager Alan Bateman said: “This was an unusual incident but we would like to warn members of the public to ensure they are using reputable companies when they are any work done on their property.

“We would advise that people obtain three references and check that building companies carrying out the work are qualified to do so.”

The incident was closed at 7.58pm.