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Garden Fire spreads to Bungalow

Firefighters have been dealing with a fire at a bungalow on Malcolm Grove in Littleover.

Four fire crews from Kingsway, Nottingham Road, Ascot Drive and Long Eaton, supported by a crew from Chesterfield with the aerial ladder platform, were called at 14:51 hours to attend the fire that was initially reported as a fire outside.

Crews were able to extinguish the fire and prevent further damage to a neighbouring property.

Fire investigator, Station Manager Barclay Masterson said: “Unfortunately windy conditions caused a garden fire to quickly spread to the single story property, causing extensive damage to the roof.

“This is the second house fire that I have attended in less than 24 hours that has been caused by a garden fire or similar, being wiped up by the wind and the fire spreading to property.

“Fire can spread rapidly and dangerously, this is why we issue so many safety warnings and advice for people to ensure garden fires, barbeques, fire pits and braziers are positioned well away from the house, sheds, fences, and overhanging trees and shrubs and cited responsibly. We would always advise that for any garden fire or barbeque, you have a hose pipe or bucket of water on hand, but reiterate, that if the fire does get out of hand, call 999 immediately.”