A DETACHED house in Shrewton was badly damaged when a car fire spread to the property. 

Firefighters were called to Nett Road just before midday yesterday.

On arrival, crews found the two storey house well alight. And at the height of the incident, eight fire engines were in attendance, six from Wiltshire – including two from Salisbury and one from Amesbury. Fire crews from Fordingbridge also assisted.

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A water carrier from Wilton, an operational support unit from Salisbury and the British Red Cross fire and emergency support service team from Swindon also attended the scene. 

The occupants escaped unhurt but the fire caused significant damage to the entire house. 

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Station Manager Darren Nixon said: “Working smoke alarms were fitted within the property, which would have alerted the occupants had they not already been aware of the fire. However, we would stress the need for people to develop an escape plan from their property in the event of fire, especially during night time hours, and adopt a night time routine which includes closing doors to all rooms, where possible, to restrict any fire spread.”

Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service offers free home fire safety advice to householders. For more information call 0800 389 7849 or go to wiltsfire.gov.uk