Rubbish fire in back garden spreads to part of Hartlepool house

The fire started in the back garden of a house in Bodmin Grove. Image copyright Google Maps.
The fire started in the back garden of a house in Bodmin Grove. Image copyright Google Maps.

A rubbish fire which started in the back garden spread to a home.

Two appliances from Stranton Fire Station and another from Cleveland Fire Brigade's base on the Headland were called to Bodmin Grove, off Throston Grange Lane in Hartlepool, to reports of a waste fire.

When they arrived, they discovered they blaze had spread to the property.

Two crew members wearing breathing apparatus used a jet to put out the fire and a fan was then drafted in to clear the area of smoke fumes.

The call out happened just before 4am today.