A BLAZE at a home garage last night was likely the result of an electrical fault, according to the Jersey Fire and Rescue Service.
Nine firefighters and two JFRS vehicles were sent to a property in the Five Oaks area after the service received multiple 999 reports of smoke at around 9.14pm.
‘On arrival we were met by the owner who provided clear information about best access,’ the JFRS said in a post on their Facebook page.
‘Initial external observations of the garage gave rise to concerns of a possible backdraft situation i.e. smoke blackened windows, thick black smoke issuing and history of the fire. [There was] also concern for common hazards associated with garages such as LPG, fuel and other flammables.’
They added that the fire was ‘quickly brought under control’ and that initial investigations had suggested a ‘non-deliberate cause, most likely an electrical fault’.
Following the incident, Watch Commander Richard Ryan gave thanks to the owner for his help and to general public for maintaining a safe distance.