Two houses ablaze in Stevenage

FOUR fire crews battled to tackle a blaze which had spread from a garden shed to two houses this afternoon (Tuesday). Firefighters were called to Chells Way in Stevenage at 2.41pm to reports of a shed on fire in a back garden. But the fire quickly spread

FOUR fire crews battled to tackle a blaze which had spread from a garden shed to two houses this afternoon (Tuesday).

Firefighters were called to Chells Way in Stevenage at 2.41pm to reports of a shed on fire in a back garden.

But the fire quickly spread to the roof of an adjoining property and to the mid-terrace house next door.

It took about an hour to put the fire out.

Paramedics attended the scene but Gary Sanderson, spokesman for the ambulance service, said: “Luckily the occupants of both premises were out at the time and there were no injuries.”

He added: “A man and a woman who own one of the houses arrived to find their house severely damaged by the fire and were checked over by paramedics, but did not require hospital treatment.”

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The cause of the fire was accidental.

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