13 firefighters called to tackle blaze at home in Hartlepool street
Two people escaped from the scene of a fire at a Hartlepool home, which was attended by more than a dozen firefighters.
Three Cleveland Fire Brigade crews were called to the town’s Raby Road shortly before 11.15pm on Tuesday, January 7 to reports of a blaze in a house there.
A spokeswoman for Cleveland Fire Brigade confirmed in a statement that crews from both Hartlepool and Headland Community Fire Stations attended the scene, to find that the property was “well alight”.
The affected house was left “heavily “smoke damaged and with broken windows following the incident. The blaze had been extinguished by about 1am on Wednesday, January 8.
Two breathing apparatus were used at the scene by firefighters, along with one jet. The door was broken down by crews to gain full access to the property.
The North East Ambulance Service was also called to the scene, the fire brigade said.
An ambulance service spokeswoman confirmed that the call came in shortly before 11.25pm on Tuesday and that it sent a crew from its Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) to assist any casualties.
Two patients were treated by the service at the scene for smoke inhalation and were then discharged.
It is believed that the fire is accidental, but an investigation will launch on Wednesday to determine the cause of the blaze.
A Cleveland Police spokeswoman told the Mail that the force was not called to attend.