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Garden Mower Fire

Two appliances from Kidderminster and the water carrier from Evesham were mobilised to the incident. However, a man at the scene managed to extinguish the fire just prior to the arrival of firefighters but suffered smoke inhalation during his efforts and had to be treated by ambulance personnel.

Station Commander Chris George-Burnell said, "The exact cause of the fire is yet to be determined but a build-up of petrol fumes that was subsequently ignited by a gas boiler is thought to have been responsible for the fire and a pressure wave caused damage to the garage door, surrounding brickwork and boiler flue."

Chris advised of the importance of ensuring adequate ventilation – particularly when refilling fuel tanks or decanting flammable liquids. Such actions should be carried out outdoors and away from potential sources of ignition.