Six crews battle Redditch house fire

By Connie Osborne Thursday 09 January 2014 Updated: 10/01 11:33

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A WOMAN was treated for smoke inhalation after her home was engulfed by flames.

A total of six fire engines from Redditch, Bromsgrove and the West Midlands were sent to Heronfield Close on Thursday (January 9) after the owner returned home to find her house alight.

The fire, which is believed to have been caused by a tumble dryer, affected about 90 per cent of the two storey terrace property.

A compressed air foam system as well as 18 firefighters wearing breathing equipment were used to bring the flames under control.

Station commander, Robert Allen, from HWFRS said: "The crews worked hard to extinguish what was an intense fire, believed to have started in a tumble dryer. Thankfully no one was seriously injured."

He urged people to make sure they had smoke alarms installed on each level of their home and to test them on a weekly basis.

He also encouraged people to close internal doors and to switch off electric appliances when leaving the house and as part of their night-time routine.

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