Fire consumes village property and crews battle evening roof blaze

Firefighters used jets to tackle the blaze.
Firefighters used jets to tackle the blaze.

Firefighters spent several hours tackling a blaze at an empty property where flames devastated the building.

Crews were called to Church Road in Apsley Guise just after 8.30am on Saturday.

Firefighters using breathing apparatus went inside the building to remove a liquefied petroleum gas cylinder.

The fire was extinguished soon after 11am and firefighters stayed on the scene to turn over debris and damp down the area.

During the afternoon a fire investigation was undertaken and a final re-inspection took place just before 6pm to ensure the fire was completely out.

> On Bank Holiday Monday firefighters were called to a house blaze in Station Road, Marston Moretaine.

Crews discovered a fire in the roof space just before 6pm.

No-one was inside the property and firefighters used breathing apparatus, a hosereel and a covering jet to battle the flames.

They spent time damping down at the scene and the site was re-inspected just before midnight when the incident was closed.