Leaflets hope to shed light on house fire
November 18, 2010 by Gareth
Staffordshire police have made good use of the services that print companies in Stoke on Trent have to offer after they distributed printed leaflets to residents in the area looking for people to come forward with information regarding a recent house fire.
Police are appealing for witnessing after the house fire in the Shelton area caused damage to a house on the Leek Road in the area. As the fire took hold of the building, local fire fighters had to battle the blaze in order to rescue three people who were trapped in the building. The fire started early on November 8th when a smoke alarm woke the three students who were sleeping in the building.
The fire crew who tackled the blaze said that the situation could have been very serious had the fire alarm not been working to alert the students. As it was, the fire caused devastation in the building with around 90% of the house completely destroyed but all escaped without serious injuries.
The cause of the fire is still unexplained and fire crews are in the dark about the situation that led to the blaze starting. As part of their investigations into the matter, the Staffordshire Police have had leaflets printed and distributed to residents in the local area in a bid to garner as much information about this incident, which could have been potentially fatal. A spokeswoman for the police service said that their investigations into the incident are ongoing and that they are encouraging anyone to come forward if they think that they can help.