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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Blaze at University

Firefighters tackled an accidental fire which broke out at Keele University in the early hours.

Two crews from Newcastle attended the blaze in the kitchen of an accommodation block at 3.14am today.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using one hose reel jet extinguished the fire in the Horwood Block, Keele Road.

Investigations at the scene discovered the cause was accidental ignition after a lamp had overheated after being covered with a cloth item.