Faulty fridge destroys house in blaze

Pastures Avenue, St Georges, Weston-super-Mare

A woman has had a lucky escape after an electrical fault with her fridge caused a fire which destroyed her home.

She had returned to the house after a night out and on opening the door discovered the fire. When crews arrived, smoke and flames were coming from the window of the property.

Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the house and tackled the fire using two high pressure hose reels. A positive pressure ventilation fan was used to ventilate the house.

Fortunately no one was inside the house at the time and no one was hurt. The property was left badly damaged by fire and smoke.

An investigation into the cause of the fire found it started accidentally after an electrical fault with the fridge.