Stevenage family flee night bedroom blaze

A FAMILY escaped from a burning house early this morning after a suspected electrical fault set fire to a bedroom.

Two adults and three children fled their three-storey home on Grenville Way, Stevenage as fire took hold in an upstairs bedroom.

Three fire crews, police and paramedics were sent to the scene after the emergency services were called at 4.45am. Firefighters extinguished the blaze on the second floor by 5.30am.

Paramedics treated one person for smoke inhalation.

The fire was declared accidental by the fire service.