Electrical fault to blame for fire at a property in Congleton

Picture - @AlsagerFS

It's thought an electrical fault caused a blaze which around 20 firefighters tackled at a property in Congleton yesterday afternoon.

Crews were called out to an address on Harvey Road at 3.50pm.

Three fire engines attended from Congleton, Alsager and Lymm attended the scene along with aerial ladder platforms from Macclesfield and Lymm.

On arrival crews discovered that the fire was in the loft of the brick-built house and no-one was unaccounted for.

The fire was affecting the roof's timber structure.


Two firefighters entered the loft and began fighting the fire with a house reel jet.

The gas and the electricity supplies to the property were isolated and once the fire looked to be out aerial ladder platforms were used to remove roof tiles, expose the timber structure and check for hotspots.

Temperatures were monitored with a thermal imaging camera.

All areas affected by the fire were exposed and all roof tiles damaged by it were removed.

The loft was the only area part of the house that sustained fire damage.

Firefighters left the scene once they were satisfied that the fire was fully out and the property was safe.

They were in attendance for around five hours.


(Pictures - @AlsagerFS)

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