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Firefighters tackle house fire in Astley

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At approximately 2:22am last night (Thursday 26 May), Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue (HWFRS) was called to reports of a house fire in Astley.

Three fire engines from the Wyre Forest attended the incident along with a water carrier from Ledbury and an aerial ladder platform from Worcester. Police, ambulance and the British Red Cross were also in attendance.

Station Commander Stuart Crebbin said: "Upon arrival the fire crews were faced with a severe house fire. Thankfully the occupier had managed to escape before our arrival and was led to safety by a neighbour".

He continued: "Fire crews worked hard with other emergency services to bring the fire under control and to prevent it from spreading to a neighbouring property. The cause of the fire is being investigated and is currently believed to have started in the kitchen. There is nothing to suggest any suspicious circumstances at this time."

Station Commander Crebbin then went onto urge people to fit a working smoke alarm on every level of their home and ensure that they are tested on a weekly basis.

If you require any advice on fire safety or you would like to see if you qualify for a free Home Fire Safety Check, please call the Community Risk Department on 0800 032 1155. More information on fire safety can also be found on our website at www.hwfire.org.uk

Issued by:
Jessica Chadwick
Corporate Communications Manager
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
Tel: 01905 368 319