Fault with dryer believed to have caused house fire in St Neots
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A fault with a washer dryer is believed to have caused a house fire in St Neots on Saturday.
Firefighters from Gamlingay, St Neots, Huntingdon and Bedford (Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service) were called to a blaze in Marchioness Way, Eaton Socon, at about 3pm.
A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Crews arrived to find smoke and flames issuing from the ground and first floor of a mid-terraced property, with a well-developed fire across both floors.
“Wearing breathing apparatus, firefighters worked in sections using three hose reels and one jet to extinguish the fire, before dampening down.”
All occupants of the house were accounted for, the spokesman added.
All crews returned to their stations by 6.50pm.
An investigation revealed the cause of the fire to be accidental, caused by a washer dryer.