E.cigarette charger blamed for house fire

Boyce Close, Twerton, Bath

Firefighters have dealt with a fire that is believed to have been started by an e.cigarette that was being charged.

Three fire engines from Bath were called to the blaze in a terraced property in the city. Initial calls suggested there may be people still inside the house, so teams in breathing apparatus began a search of the home.

Fortunately their search found the building to be unoccupied and crews then worked to extinguish the fire. Firefighters used jets and high pressure hose reels to bring the fire under control. Extensive fire damage was caused to the first floor and smoke damage throughout.

It’s thought the fire started accidentally by an e.cigarette being charged.

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