Homeowner injured during shed blaze in Saffron Walden

PUBLISHED: 15:26 24 June 2019 | UPDATED: 15:34 24 June 2019

The scene of the fire on Goddwards Way, Saffron Walden. Picture: ECFRS

The scene of the fire on Goddwards Way, Saffron Walden. Picture: ECFRS

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Firefighters have warned homeowners not to try and tackle fires themselves following a blaze in Saffron Walden on Sunday.

The scene of the fire on Goddwards Way, Saffron Walden. Picture: ECFRSThe scene of the fire on Goddwards Way, Saffron Walden. Picture: ECFRS

Two crews from Saffron Walden fire station were called to reports of a shed fire in Goddard Way.

A spokesman for Essex County Fire and Rescue said: "On arrival, firefighters lead the home owners to safety as they were trying to tackle the fire themselves. Four breathing apparatus-wearers extinguished the fire and vented the house. One of the owners [was taken] to hospital suffering slight smoke inhalation and a suspected fractured ankle. Our crew administered first aid and oxygen therapy. Due to closed doors the fire was contained to just the shed and conservatory."

The spokesman added: "Remember, get out, call the fire brigade and stay out."

The scene of the fire on Goddwards Way, Saffron Walden. Picture: ECFRSThe scene of the fire on Goddwards Way, Saffron Walden. Picture: ECFRS

The scene of the fire on Goddwards Way, Saffron Walden. Picture: ECFRSThe scene of the fire on Goddwards Way, Saffron Walden. Picture: ECFRS

The scene of the fire on Goddwards Way, Saffron Walden. Picture: ECFRSThe scene of the fire on Goddwards Way, Saffron Walden. Picture: ECFRS

The scene of the fire on Goddwards Way, Saffron Walden. Picture: ECFRSThe scene of the fire on Goddwards Way, Saffron Walden. Picture: ECFRS

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