Emergency services called to house fire in Potters Bar

PUBLISHED: 11:22 19 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:22 19 July 2018

There was a fire in Southgate Road, Potters Bar.

There was a fire in Southgate Road, Potters Bar.

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The fire and ambulance services were called to a house blaze in Potters Bar.

Two engines from Potters Bar and Hertford were sent to a property in Southgate Road following reports of a kitchen fire at 2.42pm yesterday (Wednesday, July 18).

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said: “An 11-year-old boy was checked over at the scene for smoke inhalation but he was not taken to hospital.”

Herts Fire and Rescue tweeted: “Control received multiple calls to a house fire in Potters Bar. Thankfully all residents and dogs had evacuated prior to the arrival of @fire_PottersBar and @HertfordFireStn.”

The fire crews extinguished the blaze using hose reels and breathing apparatus by 3.18pm.

A county council spokesman, speaking on behalf of the fire service, said the incident had been listed as accidental.

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