Firefighters called to Sprowston home after shower ‘blew up’

Firefighters have been called out to two deliberately started fires. PIC: Denise Bradley.

Firefighters have been called out to two deliberately started fires. PIC: Denise Bradley. - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Firefighters were called to a Sprowston home after a shower 'blew up'.

Crews from Sprowston, Earlham and Hethersett were called to a fire in the bathroom of a home on Varvel Avenue at just before 11.20am today (Saturday, June 22).

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reel jets to extinguish the fire they also used a thermal imaging camera to check for hot spots.

A spokesman in the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service Control Room, said the shower "blew up".

Peter Rowe, station manager at Whitegates in Hethersett, described how there had been a fire in the shower unit and said the woman, in her 30s, who owned the property had been alerted by a fire alarm.


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She "moved to the upstairs and remained out of the way until the fire was extinguished".

Mr Rowe said she was not injured and emphasised the importance of fire alarms.

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