Firefighters praised after ‘significant house fire’ extinguished in Hitchin

There was a "significant house fire" in Hitchin last night. Picture: Lee Slipanczewski

There was a "significant house fire" in Hitchin last night. Picture: Lee Slipanczewski - Credit: Archant

Firefighters rushed to extinguish a blaze in Hitchin last night.

At about 11.20pm, crews were called to Florence Street in Hitchin to a significant house fire.

Alerted by a working smoke alarm, only one resident of the building was affected by smoke inhalation and everyone was safe.

Following the incident, Herts Fire and Rescue Service station commander for Dacorum and St Albans, Lee Slipanczewski, praised the firefighters from Hitchin and Baldock who attended the incident.

He said: "Mobilised by @HertsFRSControl to significant house fire with @HitchinFire1 @baldock31firest thankfully working smoke alarms gave sufficient warning to occupants.

There was a "significant house fire" in Hitchin last night. Picture: Hitchin Fire Station

There was a "significant house fire" in Hitchin last night. Picture: Hitchin Fire Station - Credit: Archant


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"Safe and assertive firefighting tactics prevented further escalation #TestYourSmokeAlarm @HFRS #StartsWithControl."

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