Extensive damage caused in Two Mile Ash blaze

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AN investigation has been launched after a fire which caused extensive damage to a house in Two Mile Ash yesterday (Sunday).

Crews from Great Holm, Broughton and Newport Pagnell were called to the incident in Astlethorpe, along with a turntable ladder and a number of offcers from Bedfordshire, at 5.16pm.

The aftermath of the house fire in Astlethorpe, Two Mile Ash

The aftermath of the house fire in Astlethorpe, Two Mile Ash

The fire, which is believed to have started in a first-floor bedroom, spread to the roof of the two-storey detached house.

Group Manager Dave Norris said: “The fire was well-established when the first crews arrived. Flames were coming through the upstairs windows, and the fire quickly spread to the roof.

“Firefighters carried out a thorough search to confirm that there was no-one inside, and tackled the fire from inside and outside to prevent it from spreading to adjacent properties.”

Crews remained at the scene in the evening to salvage property from the house, and carried out three re-inspections during the night.

The fire, which was first spotted by a passer-by, resulted in 20 calls to Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service’s emergency control room.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used jets, hose reels, ladders, a large fan and a thermal imaging camera.