Crews stop Lichfield car fire spreading to nearby kennels

Firefighters were able to put a halt to a car fire in Lichfield as it was spreading to nearby kennels today.

Three appliances and an ALP hydraulic platform were used at the fire in Lichfield
Three appliances and an ALP hydraulic platform were used at the fire in Lichfield

Crews from Burton-upon-Trent, Tamworth and Tutbury were called to reports of a fire at an address in the city.

The three crews, with assistance from an ALP hydraulic platform, worked to put out the fire, which had started in a car in a double garage and was spreading to nearby kennels.

The crews were able to get the fire under control and extinguished, leaving the scene at 6am, returning at 10am to check the property for any issues.

A spokesperson for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue said: "Three crews from Burton-upon-Trent, Tamworth and Tutbury were called to a car fire at 2.15am this morning.

"The three appliances and an ALP hydraulic platform from Longton worked to control the incident, which was a car in a double garage.

"They got the fire under control and left the incident at 6am, going back at 10am to double-check that that everything was fine.

"This has been done and the incident is now closed with no injuries to report."

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