Firefighters tackle blaze in Knebworth home after dishwasher catches fire

Firefighters were called to Charlton Road in Hitchin last night after an aerosol exploded on a bonfi

Firefighters were called to Charlton Road in Hitchin last night after an aerosol exploded on a bonfire and hit a man in the face. - Credit: Archant

Firefighters tackled a blaze in a Knebworth home yesterday evening after a dishwasher caught fire.

One crew from Stevenage and another from Welwyn Garden City attended the scene in Kerr Close at about 6.30pm.

The firefighters discovered the blaze had started from a dishwasher in the kitchen and wore breathing apparatus as they put it out.

A fire service spokesman said there was smoke damage in the property.