On Saturday 20 May fire crews from Stapleford Fire Station, Ilkeston Community Fire Station and Highfields Fire Station were alerted by fire control to a report of a residential property on fire off Central Avenue Stapleford.
Fire control received one 999 call at 17:54 to the incident, and believed one person to be trapped inside with flames visible from the window of the first floor flat.
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said:
‘Eight minutes later crews arrived and immediately began an aggressive attack of the fire.
‘Four firefighters in breathing apparatus were deployed in to the burning building.
‘Using two hose reel jets and a positive pressure ventilation fan, they bought the fire under control in some difficult conditions.
‘Thankfully the owner of the flat was out at the time of the fire.
‘But sadly there is significant damage to the property, which effected every room.
‘Specialist fire investigators and the police are now investigating the circumstances and determining the cause of the fire.
‘This week – unusually – we have deployed firefighters in to three different property fires wearing breathing apparatus.
‘We want to see this ‘trend’ stop as quickly as it started and will be out in the community over the next few days (as always) promoting fire safety, cooking safety and smoke alarm testing.’
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