AN UNATTENDED stove sparked a blaze at a Hartlepool allotment plot.
Two crews from the town’s Stranton Fire Station were called to the Chester Road Allotment at 2.49pm today.
A shed and an adjacent greenhouse both caught fire during the incident.
Fire fighters put out both blazes and ensured they did not spread to other allotment plots.
A fire service spokeman said: “Both the shed and the greenhouse were 50 per cent damaged.
“It was an accidental fire caused by a camping style stove being left unattended.
“It is a reminder that it can only take a few minutes for a fire to take hold.”