Discarded cigarette sparks play house fire

Firefighters were called to a small fire on Manor Park Drive in Sheffield on Saturday at 4:46pm.

The fire started in a plastic play house in the back garden of the property which then spread to the UPVC patio doors, wooden steps and washer waste pipe. On arrival, the property was smoke logged and the fire had damaged the rear of the washing machine.

Crews from Parkway and Central attended the incident and were able to quickly extinguish the fire with a hose reel and the washer was safely removed to the garden.

It is believed the fire started accidentally and was most likely the result of a discarded cigarette. Although the occupant was out at the time, the property had a working smoke alarm which alerted a neighbour to the fire.

At 6:19pm our crews left the scene.

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This content was last updated on July 18th, 2017