FIREFIGHTERS are warning people of the dangers of leaving lit candles unattended following a blaze.
The incident took place in Hanley during the first of two national Fire Brigades Union strikes.
There were no other incidents of note during the industrial action.
In an emergency dial 999. For all other non-emergency enquiries contact: 08451 22 11 55 or log onto: www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk or www.direct.gov.uk/firekills