7 Jan 2011

House fire in Springfield extinguished

1:35 pm on 7 January 2011

A fire that engulfed a house in the Canterbury town of Springfield on Friday has been extinguished.

The Fire Service says crews had to gain access via the building's roof to tackle the flames.

No-one was injured.

Fire crews from Springfield and Sheffield were called in and a tanker was being brought from Oxford.

Brent Dunn of Southern Fire Communications says there were unconfirmed reports that the blaze started when an oven blew up.