A WOMAN and her grandson escaped unharmed after a house caught fire in Oswestry on Friday, January 7.

The incident in Shelf Bank Close happened just after midday and saw firefighters from Oswestry, Ellesmere and Baschurch spent more than three hours at the scene putting out the blaze at the bungalow.

James Jones, who was in the property with his grandmother when the blaze broke out said he was grateful to the crews who attended.

He said: "I just keep saying thank you to them."

James continued: "My nan came in and said there was a fire. I went to look and it was just a blaze.

"People were round the front telling us to get out.

"People say how fast fire takes hold but it was shocking. You would have seen it off the main road."

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed the fire had involved the house, a Leylandii tree, garden shed and timber fence panels.

Crews used breathing apparatus, hose reel jets, covering jets and a main jet, plus thermal imaging cameras.

The stop call was made at 1.46pm however crews were still at the scene after 3pm checking the scene and protecting the property from the rain as the roof was damaged.