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Fire Service Highlights Importance of Fire Doors

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people about the importance of fire doors, after a fire door in the annexe of a house in Tarvin prevented a blaze taking hold of the whole property at the weekend.

Crews took around two hours to get the fire under control in difficult conditions.The lower part of the living quarters was saved due to the fire door which was fitted between the garage and sun room.

Keith Brooks, head of prevention and protection at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “This case is a perfect example of how important fire doors are when a fire breaks out both in the home and the workplace. They play a critical element in saving lives and property and should never be propped open. We would advise people to also get into the habit of closing all doors as a matter of course to prevent fire spreading and at the first sign of fire get out and call 999.”