Garage next to Hagley home is destroyed by fire

By Carl Jackson Monday 10 December 2012 Updated: 12/12 22:08

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A GARAGE next to a house in Hagley has been completely destroyed, along with all of its contents, after a fire broke out yesterday (Sunday).

Three crews - one from Bromsgrove and two from Bewdley - were called to the property in Middlefield Lane at around 7pm.

Firefighters in breathing apparatus brought the blaze under control after two hours, using two reel jets and a covering hose.

Watch commander, Chris White, from Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS), said: "The occupants realised there was a fire when the lights in their kitchen flickered and they heard the crackle of flames coming from the garage.

"They did exactly the right thing by calling the Fire Service and then staying outside their house until help arrived."

It is believed the fire began because of an extension lead, which has prompted a warning to residents to ensure ensure they uncoil leads fully to prevent overheating.

Mr White said the rest the of home was left relatively unscathed, due to the householders having proper fire preventing measures in place, such as correct fire doors and working smoke alarms.

He urged other residents to ensure they had similar precautionary measures in place.

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