Updates: ‘Severe’ terraced house fire forces Stoke-on-Trent school & road to close

A ‘severe’ terraced house fire in Stoke-on-Trent has forced a school to close while the incident is dealt with.

Emergency services were called out at around 4.56am this morning to Goldenhill Road, Fenton, following the blaze opposite Clarice Cliff Primary School.

Four crews of firefighters, from Longton, Newcastle and Hanley, are in attendance and have made good progress getting the fire under control.

Police have closed Goldenhill Road to assist the fire service while they tackle the incident.

And as access to the school is blocked, a message to parents was sent out advising them not to send their children in today.

A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Crews from Longton and Hanley and aerial appliance currently dealing with four-pump house fire in Goldenhill Road, Fenton.

“The call was received at 4.56am reporting a  severe fire in roof space of mid-terraced property. Police also in attendance. No casualties. Good progress being made and the building is being ventilated.”

A Stoke-on-Trent City Council spokesman confirmed the road would be closed until at least this afternoon.

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He said: “We have implemented a full road closure on Goldenhill Road at the junction of Carron Street, in Fenton.

“This is also due to a fire and we are hoping the road will be reopened this afternoon. Diversions are in place.”

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