Report of house blaze in Church Stretton with people involved was 'small oven fire'

Three fire engines were scrambled to reports of a property fire in Church Stretton with the possibility of people being involved.

Essex Road, Chrch Stretton. Picture: Google Maps
Essex Road, Chrch Stretton. Picture: Google Maps

Appliances were mobilised from Church Stretton, Craven Arms and Shrewsbury to Essex Road at 2.32pm on Friday.

When they arrived they found that all persons were accounted for.

A spokesman for Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service said: "The incident involving a small fire in the bottom oven of a cooker which was out on arrival."

Firefighters ventilated the ground floor of the property and used a thermal camera to look for any hot spots. They declared the danger was over just 14 minutes later.

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