A man and a dog have escaped after a fire badly damaged a bungalow near Stone.
The blaze broke out at the property in Cold Meece.
Four fire engines from Stafford, Eccleshall, Newcastle and Longton were sent to the scene.
A spokesman for the fire service said: "The owner and his dog got out, stayed out and called us out.
"The fire was caused by a portable gas heater."
They are urging people to remember to make sure they service their gas heaters.