AN EXPLODED battery caused a fire in a Poole home in the early hours of this morning.

Three crews from Poole fire station were called to Chetnole Close in Canford Heath at 2.20am.

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A spokesman for Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue said the fire took place in a ground floor living room.

Two sets of breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet were used to put it out.