A HOUSEHOLDER battled a blaze with his garden hose this morning.
Fire broke out at a shed on River Holme View in Brockholes at 5am today.
The flames spread to a detached house six feet from the shed. The householder was trying to put the flames out with his garden hose when firefighters arrived.
They spent 30 minutes dealing with the incident. The shed was destroyed in the blaze while the windows of the house were cracked. The cause of the fire is being investigated.