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House fire in Stafford

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Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is currently dealing with a significant fire in a mid-terraced property in Marston Road, Stafford.  

“At its height, about 35 firefighters and seven appliances were at the scene." 

Incident Commander Rob Barber

A 999 call was made at 12 noon.  Two occupants inside the three storey house were alerted due to smoke alarms and safely evacuated the property prior to the arrival of the Fire Service. 

Incident Commander Rob Barber said: “Crews attending the scene were met with a developing fire and whilst tackling the blaze there was a significant increase in its intensity, blowing out the windows and some brickwork on the front of the property. Crews have had to work in very difficult conditions.

“At its height, about 35 firefighters and seven appliances were at the scene. The fire is now under control and a salvage operation is underway.” 

Four firefighters in breathing apparatus used two main jets and a hose reel jet to tackle the fire. Residents in several neighbouring homes were evacuated as a precaution.  

The cause of the fire is being investigated.  

Appliances from Stafford, Rising Brook, Penkridge, Longton, Stone (two pumps) and Cannock were attendance.