A FIREFIGHTER was taken to hospital with suspected heat exhaustion after tackling a house fire in Hereford.

Three fire engines, along with crews from Peterchurch, Leominster and Wyre Forest were called to Whitecross Road at 12.25pm on Saturday (June 10).

A spokesperson for Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) said: "The fire involved the roof space of a rear single-storey extension to two terraced domestic properties measuring 10m by 10m.


“It was extinguished using four breathing apparatus units, two hose reel jets and a covering jet after the incident was split into sectors.

“Salvage operations were carried out in both properties with the affected roof cut away. All people were accounted for and neighbouring properties were evacuated as a precaution.

“The road was closed due to the incident with the police also in attendance.

“One firefighter suffering from suspected heat exhaustion was taken to hospital by a colleague.

“A fire investigation was completed with the fire believed to be the result of a discarded smoking material.

“The final crew left the scene by 6.11pm and HWFRS returned at 7.37pm for a reinspection before leaving at 9.27pm.”