Shenley Road closed after house fire

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A FIRE has resulted in homes being evacuated and a road closed.

The blaze, at a property in Calder Vale, off Shenley Road in Bletchley, took hold at 10.22am this morning.

Three terraced houses were affected and fire crews from across the area attended the scene. In all nearly 40 firefighters and officers tackled the fire.

Shenley Road was closed as a result of the fire, between Standing Way and Humber Way.

The fire is not thought to be suspicious.

Appliancess from Bletchley, Broughton, Great Holm, Newport Pagnell, Winslow and Kempston in Bedfordshire attended the scene, along with Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue’s Command and Control Unit.

The British Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support Service vehicle also attended the fire.

Firefighters used three jets, two hose reels, six sets of breathing apparatus, a turntable ladder, a PPV fan, a thermal imaging camera and small gear.

The end-of-terrace house was 100 per cent damaged by fire, smoke and water and part of the roof collapsed.

The fire also damaged the roof and first floor of the house next door. Firefighters had to force an entry into a third house to prevent the fire from spreading.