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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Firefighters tackle flat blaze

22/06/2015

firefighter with hose
Firefighter with hose

Firefighters tackled a blaze that broke out at a flat in Tamworth over the weekend.

"Luckily no-one was hurt as a result of this incident and all of the occupiers in the flats had evacuated their properties prior to the arrival of the fire and rescue service."

Station Manager Paul Richins

The fire started in the main living area of the property on Offa Street.

Two crews from Tamworth and one each from Tutbury, Abbots Bromley and Chase Terrace as well as the Aerial Ladder Platform from Burton attended the incident.

Firefighters wore two breathing apparatus and used one hose reel jet to tackle the blaze in the first floor flat.

The property was severely damaged due to the fire, along with the roof of the building.

The first crew arrived at 8.03pm on Saturday and the last appliance left at 12.03am on Sunday.

Station Manager Paul Richins said: "Luckily no-one was hurt as a result of this incident and all of the occupiers in the flats had evacuated their properties prior to the arrival of the fire and rescue service.

"We have not been able to establish the cause of the fire yet and investigations are ongoing."