FIRE fighters were called to a house Worcester just before 6.45am today after the occupants awoke to a smell of burning in their bathroom.

Two crews from Worcester fire station attended the house in Winchester Avenue and found a small fire in the loft involving a light fitting in the bathroom below.

The firefighters isolated electrics, extinguished the fire and then used thermal imaging equipment to ensure there was no fire spread.

Watch Commander Adrian Farmer said: “It was fortunate that the occupants were at home and noticed the fire before it had chance to develop further.”

He confirmed no-one was injured and that damage was limited to insulation in the loft and a small amount of cutting away above the bathroom.

Fire crews also installed new smoke alarms before leaving the house and called at neighbouring properties to offer relevant home fire safety advice.

He said: “While this was only a small fire, it highlights the difference that an early alert can make, and we would urge everyone to ensure they have smoke alarms fitted on each level of their home and to test them regularly.”