Fire in Weston attended by crews

Upper Church Road, Weston-super-Mare

A fault in a tumble drier has caused a small fire at a home.

Two fire engines from Weston-super-Mare Fire Station were called after a smoke alarm alerted the occupants of the house to a fire. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel to tackle the small blaze in a ground floor utility room.

Two women, believed to be in their 30s, were in the house at the time of the fire and were treated by crews for the effects of smoke inhalation. After being alerted to the fire by the smoke alarm it's thought the women attempted to fight the fire with a dry powder extinguisher and also rescue a pet rabbit from the house. Firefighters provided oxygen therapy at the scene, but neither woman needed hospital treatment.

If you have a fire, our advice is to get out, closing doors behind you and call 999. You risk further injury by attempting to tackle a fire yourself.

The fire caused only minor damage, although some smoke damage was caused to the house.