Six fire engines called to North Staffs flat after burnt food sets off alarm



Six fire engines rushed to a North Staffordshire block of flats after burnt food set off a fire alarm.

Two crews each from Newcastle and Longton, as well as one each from Hanley and Sandyford, were called to the building in London Road, Newcastle, at around 12.40pm.

After quickly establishing the cause of the alarm, the firefighters were stood down and had all left the scene within 25 minutes.

A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “We were called at 12.40pm today (Wednesday, March 3) to London Road in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

“Two crews each from Newcastle and Longton and further appliances from Hanley and Sandyford attended after a fire alarm had gone off in a block of flats.

“The alarm had been caused to sound by burnt food in one of the flats and appliances were cleared from the scene by 1.05pm.”





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