Chesterfield car fire spreads into house

Crews were called to a fire in Chesterfield after a car went up in flames and spread to a nearby property this morning (December 23).

Firefighters from Chesterfield and Dronfield attended Stand Road just after 11.20am, after reports of the blaze.

Firefighters called out to a number of arson attacks

Firefighters called out to a number of arson attacks

They arrived to find one estate car on fire - which had spread to the first floor of a semi-detached property.

Geraldine Purdy, who lives on Wordsworth Road which backs on to the property affected, said: “I couldn’t see very much but we could definitely hear it.

“It sounded like fireworks going off which I presume was the car and house windows smashing.”

Two hose reel jets, a covering jet and two breathing apparatus were used to put out the fire and firefighters had left the scene by 11.35am.