House fire at Weston under Penyard
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service were called to a house fire in Weston under Penyard, near Ross-on-Wye, shortly before 6am this morning (Thursday 22 July).
On noticing the fire, the couple at the Upper Weston address were able to make their own way out of the property and then alert the emergency services.
Two crews from Ross were first on the scene and finding a significant fire on the second floor and into the roof space of the house, they made the decision that extra pumps would be needed. They were soon joined by two appliances from Cinderford (from Gloucester Fire and Rescue Service) and a RAV (Restricted Access Vehicle) from Whitchurch, and with eight firefighters using breathing apparatus and one main jet, the fire was brought under control by around 8.30am.
Two crews remained at the property throughout the morning to continue damping down.
Station Manager Martin Lown said: "This was a serious fire but thanks to the early assessment of the crews from Ross, we had the resources we needed in place and were able to confine the fire to the roof space. The support from Gloucester Fire and Rescue was also invaluable."
The fire is believed to have been caused by an electrical fault.