FIREFIGHTERS from Whitchurch and Chester were called out to a boiler fire near Malpas on Thursday morning.

Shortly after 7am firefighters were dispatched to reports of a fire at a residential property in Bickerton Road.

On arrival the crews discovered a fire approximately one metre by one metre which involved an oil fuelled boiler located outside the house.

Two firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, used one hose jet to extinguish the fire.

Fire crews were on the scene for around one hour while the blaze was extinguished.