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27 May 2015, 09:33
Three terraced homes have been left seriously affected by a fire in Luton, thought to have been caused by an electrical fault.
Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service received calls at 18:25 on Tuesday 26 May about a fire in a garden in Carol Close, Luton.
When Firefighters arrived five minutes later they found a three storey terraced house on fire. Three fire engines and the Luton aerial platform attended the incident and Firefighters used four breathing apparatus, one hose reel and one jet to fight the fire.
The fire was extinguished by 19:47 but the house was severely damaged by fire and the adjacent properties were also seriously affected by the blaze and Positive Pressure Ventilation was used to clear smoke. There were no casualties but the Red Cross were called to assist those affected by the incident. A fire investigation is underway.
Jason Tai, Station Commander at Luton Community Fire Station, added: "I would like thank the crews who worked extremely effectively in the early stages of the incident to prevent the fire spreading to adjoining properties and limited the damage to mainly the outside of the houses. Without this we would have likely to have seen three houses involved as the fire was spreading to the roof area.
"The initial fire investigation that took place indicated that the most probable cause was an electrical fault."