Six evacuated from HMO as firefighters tackle Hednesford garage blaze
A Hednesford road was closed today after a fire which saw six people evacuated from their shared house.
Firefighters spent around an hour tackling the blaze at the garage of a house in multiple occupation on Cannock Road last night.
A short section of the road outside the house remained cordoned off today, with charred furniture left on the pavement and smoke damage clearly visible above the smashed garage windows.
The cordon next to Cannock Road's junction with Railway View was expected to be in place for most of the day, Staffordshire Police said.
Fire crews from Cannock and Rugeley were the first to arrive at the two-storey house after being called at 11.05pm and were joined by a pump from Chase Terrace and police officers who closed the road.
The blaze was under control by 11.30pm and out before midnight, a spokesman for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said.
The fire was confined to the garage of the eight-bedroom HMO where six people were living. All six occupants were accounted for.
Fire crews remained at the scene damping down the hotspots until leaving the property in the hands of the police and the landlord at around 1.50am.
It is not yet known whether the fire was accidental or suspicious.
Staffordshire Police has been contacted for comment.
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