Teen boy wakes to find his bed on fire as devastating blaze rips through house

A terrified teenager woke up to find himself wrapped in a burning duvet after his home caught fire.

Ty Smith came to in the early hours to find the bed clothes swaddled around his right arm and ablaze.

The 16-year-old hurled the duvet to one side and ran through the fire that was raging in his family's Newcastle home.

Shocking photos show the devastation wreaked on parts of the house by a blaze Ty was lucky to escape, Chronicle Live reported.

Ty's bed, Playstation and computer were among the items melted in a fire that caused 100% damage to the room, according to the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service.

Smoke stained the upstairs master bedroom and bathroom.

Speaking from his ruined bedroom Ty said: “I woke up with the quilt wrapped around my arm on fire, so I slung it off my arm and wafted it a bit.

"It just set my room completely ablaze. I ran and got my mam and dad and got us out the house before it burnt to the ground.

"It's ruined everything. It's ruined my PS4, my computer, I've got nowhere to stay.

"It ate my house inside out."

His parents Tony and Sam also received care at the hospital for smoke inhalation.

Firefighters were scrambled to the Smiths' two-storey terraced home shortly after 4am on Friday.

Although a cause of the fire is yet to be formally identified, the family suspect it was started by a mini fridge.

Ty woke his dad up and joined Sam in a desperate tempt to contain the blaze before it spread.

Tony, 45, said: "It was all a bit of a panic.

"We were getting pans of water and wet three towels to try and get it out but it would not work.

"We could not find our phones because of the smoke and the electricity had blown."

The family then tried to flee through the front door, but were forced to crawl back upstairs through the smoke to find the keys.

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