Milton Keynes house severely damaged in fire this morning

A Milton Keynes house caught fire in the early hours this morning (April 15), requiring major support from the emergency services.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 9:27 am
Updated Thursday, 15th April 2021, 9:52 am

A house on Kingsfold in Bradville has been left severely damaged by an out-of-control fire this morning.

The incident took place at around 4:40am today, everyone escaped from the home safely.

The fire was started by a small tea-light candle left in one of the property's bedrooms.

Bucks Fire and Rescue Service put out a fire that severely damaged a Milton Keynes home in April 15

Six fire engines were sent out by the Bucks Fire and Rescue Service and there was a Thames Valley Police presence at the scene as well.

A spokesperson from the Bucks Fire and Rescue Service explained how they tamed the fire, saying: "Firefighters used two main jets, one hose reel, two sets of breathing apparatus, a turntable ladder and thermal imaging cameras, and isolated the gas and electricity.

"The fire caused severe damage to the first floor and roof of the mid-terrace house, and smoke and water damage to the ground floor."

Firefighters were able to stop the fire spreading to adjoining properties.

Bucks Fire and Rescue Service took this picture of the home

Also reported this morning was a fire on Colts Holm Road in Old Wolverton. Smoke was coming out of 200 tonnes of rubbish, two crews of firefighters were able to use a hose reel to snuff out the flames.

Yesterday evening, firefighters were required to free a child trapped in a trolley seat outside a store on Tattenhoe Lane in Bletchley. Taking place at around 6:20pm firefighters used bolt cutters to free the girl.