Man released as Biddulph house fire ruled accidental

The cause of a house fire in Biddulph has been deemed accidental following an investigation.

Crews were called to Queen's Drive at around 6.15am on Wednesday (5 January).

Firefighters from Biddulph, Hanley and Sandyford attended as did Staffordshire Police and paramedics.

Upon arrival, crews found a fire on the first floor.

Four breathing apparatus and one hose reel was used to extinguish the fire.

All occupants were accounted for and a woman received precautionary medical checks at the scene.

Following a fire investigation, the cause of the fire was deemed accidental as a result of faulty electrics

A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police said

“A 21-year-old man arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life following a house fire on Queen’s Drive, Biddulph on 5 January, has been released without any further action to be taken.”

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