A woman was dragged to safety when fire engulfed her home on the outskirts of Bridgnorth this afternoon.
The woman, who has not been named, found herself trapped in her back garden when the blaze broke out at the house on the A442 Bridgnorth to Kidderminster road, next to Tony’s Diner.
She was unable to get through her house as the fire took hold and so two women workers at the diner dragged her across a hedge in the garden to safety.
Other staff called the fire brigade.
The woman was unharmed but two shocked and upset to comment.
Fifteen firefighters from Bridgnorth, Much Wenlock and Shrewsbury got to the scene at about 12.30pm and found the roof well alight. An eye witness said black smoke could be seen as far away as Worfield.
Incident Commander John Griffiths, of Shrewsbury Fire Station, said: “We were called to what we thought was an oil tank on fire at the house. We have yet to establish that is the case. About half the roof was affected and we had to force entry to tackle flames from inside through the loft hatch.”
Mr Griffiths said about half of the roof was destroyed and a Peugeot 3008 on the drive was damaged by heat. He said the cause of the fire was under investigation.