Firefighters from Stone were called to a fire at a property in Beech Lane in Tittensor yesterday evening.
The emergency call was received just before 9pm. Upon arrival firefighters discovered a fire involving a wood burning stove which had spread to a wooden beam on the ceiling above the stove.
Firefighters extinguished the fire and left the incident at around 11.30pm. The room which the fire started in has been badly damaged by smoke. The cause of the fire was believed to be accidental.