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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Faulty Shower Starts Loft Blaze

An electrical fault in a shower unit started a fire in the loft of a Tamworth house yesterday.

Firefighters were called to the property in Claremont Road at 4.37pm.

"We would urge everyone with electrical appliances to make sure they are checked on a regular basis by a qualified electrician."

Dermot Hogan, Station Manager

The female occupant was checked by paramedics at the scene but did not require treatment.

Station Manager for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Dermot Hogan, said:
"Firefighters did an excellent job of preventing the fire from spreading to the neighbour's property.

"Although this fire was confined to the loft area of the house, it did cause a pipe to burst which caused quite a lot of water damage.

"Crews isolated the water supply to prevent any further water damage and then used the aerial ladder platform to access the loft space to ensure the fire was fully extinguished."

Appliances from Tamworth and Burton attended the incident. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel jet extinguished the blaze in the semi-detached property.