Firefighters tackle severe house fire in Eaton Bishop
At approximately 10:55pm last night (Monday 30 May), Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue (HWFRS) was called to reports of a fire at a detached property in Eaton Bishop, Hereford.
Four fire engines attended the incident along with a water carrier from Leominster, a compressed air foam appliance from Ross-on-Wye and an aerial ladder platform from Hereford. Police and ambulance staff were also in attendance.
Group Commander George Marshall said: "Upon arrival the fire crews were faced with a severe house fire, which initially started in the garage and rapidly spread to the rest of the house. Firefighters tackled the fire throughout the night using hose reel jets and compressed air foam."
He added: "Thankfully the occupants were able to safely evacuate the property prior to our arrival and were given precautionary checks by paramedics at the scene.
"Incidents such as this highlight the importance of having an escape plan and working smoke alarms."
An investigation into the cause of the fire is currently underway.
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
Corporate Communications Manager
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
Tel: 01905 368 319