A HOUSE fire on the Cheshire/Shropshire border on Tuesday morning led to firefighters being called out.

Two crews from Market Drayton were sent to Syllenhurst View, in Woore, shortly after 9.10am after reports of a house fire.

An operations manager was also dispatched to the scene with the two crews.


A Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) spokesman confirmed the cause of the call-out but added that all danger was cleared before firefighters arrived at the scene.

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They said: “There were reports of a house fire – the alarm was caused by a washing basket left on the hob, which was out on arrival of the crews.”

A stop message was sent to SFRS control at around 9.35am, confirming no further support was needed.

Woore sits between Audlem and Crewe at the very northeast of Shropshire, close to the boundary with Cheshire, and is a crossroads of the A525 and A51.