A call was received this morning at 6.46am reporting a fire at a property in St Nicholas Avenue in Norton.
Fire and rescue crews from Hanley and Burslem attended the incident which involved a fire in a first floor bedroom. The fire had started due to a lamp that had fallen onto a bed. The bulb had overheated and set fire to the mattress.
“This property was not fitted with working smoke alarms; fortunately the occupant was alerted by the smoke".
Station Manager Ian Read
Station Manager Ian Read said: “This property was not fitted with working smoke alarms. Fortunately the occupant was alerted by the smoke, but this could have been a very serious incident. It is essential that every home has a working smoke alarm fitted on each level of the property. We fit smoke alarms free of charge, to book a free home fire risk check please contact 0800 0241 999.”
The fire caused damage to the mattress and carpet in the bedroom and some smoke damage. Nobody was injured but the occupants were given precautionary checks by paramedics.
Firefighters left the scene at 7.17am.