Leominster House Fire
At 19:28hrs on Thursday February 25, 2010, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a house fire involving a mid-terraced property in Hampton Gardens, Leominster, Herefordshire.
Two crews from the local retained station in Leominster were promptly in attendance and at the height of the fire a total of five crews tackled the blaze. firefighters used 3 hose-reels, 1 covering jet and 8 breathing apparatus to bring the fire under control and search the property.
The residents’ dog was found alive, however one cat was found dead and another missing. The Fire Service Red Cross support vehicle was brought in and used to support residents affected by the incident.
During the incident a number of neighboring properties were evacuated.
Kevin Williams, Station Manager, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said:
“The prompt arrival of both local retained fire crews, and the work they did in the initial phase of this incident clearly helped to prevent the fire from establishing itself in neighbouring properties and causing greater loss.”
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.