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Roof collapses in Cannock house fire

By Dayna Farrington | Hednesford | News | Published:

An investigation is underway into the cause of a house fire in Cannock which saw the property's roof collapse.

The scene in St Andrews Close, Hednesford

Around 25 firefighters tackled the blaze at the a property in St Andrew Close just after 6.30pm on Monday.

Firefighters at the scene of the fire in Hednesford. Photo: Martyn Wulfran

The fire is believed to have started on the ground floor of the house, before spreading throughout.

All occupants of the property were out on arrival. One person was assessed by paramedics at the scene.

The scene in St Andrews Close, Hednesford

A spokesman from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Four crews from Cannock, a crew from Rugeley, Lichfield, Burton-on-Trent, two crews from Hanley and two crews from Brewood tackled the fire which is believed to have started on the ground floor before spreading.

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"An aerial ladder platform was also used by crews to put out the flames from the top of the property. Firefighters used hose reel jets and a main jet from the front.

"A structural engineer was visiting the site on Tuesday and an investigation into the cause is underway."

A West Midlands Ambulance Service added: "We were called by the police at 6.53pm on Monday night to a property fire in St Andrew Close, Hednesford, Cannock.

"One ambulance attended and assessed one patient, a man, who was later discharged on scene."

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The scene in St Andrews Close, Hednesford

Devastated relatives have set up a Go Fund Me page for the family in a bid to raise £500 to help replace items they lost in the fire. It has already raised more than £2,000.

The page states: “My sister has just lost everything in her home. After a huge house fire. My sister, brother-in-law and nephews have literally just got the clothes on their backs. Please help me raise some money for them.”

The scene in St Andrews Close, Hednesford

"My sister, brother-in-law and nephews have literally just got the clothes on there (sic) back. Please help me raise some money for them."

To donate to the Go Fund Me Page, visit www.gofundme.com/f/dzzke-family-lost-all-in-house-fire.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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