House fire at an address in Ashley Heath on Easter Sunday

Firefighters from Ferndown, Verwood and Redhill Park managed to save a property in Forest Edge Drive, Ashley Heath following a garage fire at the address.

Crews were called to the address at 7.15am on Easter Sunday. On arrival crews found a garage well alight. They used three hose reels, two main lines and eight sets of breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire which affected the garage and utility room.

Station Manager Mark Downing said: “Crews worked extremely hard this morning to contain this fire and prevent it spreading to the rest of the property.

“Thankfully, smoke alarms fitted within the house provided an early warning to the occupiers, who were able to get out and call us. Firefighters treated one resident at the scene for smoke inhalation.

“After a fire investigation, we believe the cause of the fire to be electrical. This is a good opportunity to remind residents that we have some important electrical fire safety tips on our website including information on battery chargers, electrical sockets and appliances.

“I’d also like to remind the public to ensure they have working smoke alarms on every level of their home; they really can save your life.”

More information on smoke alarms and electrical fire safety can be found on the DWFRS website.

Photos credit: DWFRS

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