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House fire in Worcester

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Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS), police and ambulance crews attended a house fire in Cherry Tree Walk, Worcester on 11 February 2017.

HWFRS received an initial emergency call at 08:34am, followed by numerous further calls, reporting a significant fire in a three storey terraced property. In total 5 fire appliances and an aerial appliance were deployed to the incident.

On arrival crews were faced with a large well developed fire involving the second floor and roof space. Firefighters in breathing apparatus were immediately committed into the building to carry out any rescues required and extinguish the fire.

Although, the property was unoccupied at the time of the fire, it importantly did have smoke alarms fitted throughout. Adjacent houses were evacuated and fire crews worked closely with police and mbulance personnel to ensure the welfare of all of the residents affected.

Station Commander Phil Berry said: "The severity and location of the fire presented a significant challenge. Fire crews acted quickly to search the property, extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading to other houses".

Fire crews will remain at the property for some time to reassure residents, damp down and investigate the cause of the fire.