House fire: Investigation continues

Fishermead fire ripped through terraced homes on Friday
Fishermead fire ripped through terraced homes on Friday

Firefighters are still investigating the cause of a blaze that destroyed two homes and seriously damaged another.

The row of three terraced houses in Penryn Avenue, Fishermead, “partially collapsed” after a fire ripped through on Friday afternoon.

Fishermead fire ripped through terraced homes on Friday

Fishermead fire ripped through terraced homes on Friday

Up to 40 firefighters were at the scene shortly before 3.30pm to deal with the incident.

The first and second houses were 90 per cent damaged by fire and 90 per cent damaged by smoke, said the service.

While the third home was 30 per cent damaged by fire with 30 per cent of the second floor damaged by smoke.

Group Commander Roger Brinklow from Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service said: “On arrival, the crews were faced with a developing fire affecting the roof of one house which was spreading to the adjoining property.

Fishermead fire ripped through terraced homes on Friday

Fishermead fire ripped through terraced homes on Friday

“The crews were quickly able to confirm that no-one was inside the property and that there were no injuries to any many of the public.

“Severe damage was caused to two properties, and limited damage to a third, but the actions of the crews attending prevented spread to any further properties within the terrace.”

Volunters from the British Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support Service, whose vehicle is housed at Bletchley Fire Station, attended to help look after people affected by the fire.