Cause Of Milton Keynes Fire Unknown

Five days after a serious fire in Milton Keynes and the cause is still unknown.

Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue told Heart it is because the terraced houses in Fishermead were so badly damaged. 

Residents were asked to evacuate their homes when the fire took hold of the buildings last Friday afternoon.

One neighbour told Heart how it has affected the community: "Distraught really, it looks horrible.

"It's horrible to know that people's lives are being ruined because their houses are gone.

"We didn't really have much contact with the end house because they weren't really here for long.

"But the other two houses they were pretty upset, especially next door, because their house was full of memorable things."

On Monday, three days after the fire, 11 rabbits were found safe and well.

They have now been taken into foster care. 

A number of people helped out when the fire hit, including the British Red Cross.

A spokesperson said: "At the fire in Fishermead last week, 5 of our volunteers responded to provide practical assistance and refreshments to the families who were affected.

"A house fire is a terribly traumatic experience for anyone, and it is important to be able to provide support and advice in times of personal crisis such as these”.

Milton Keynes Council has rehomed one of the families living in the houses in Fishermead.

A spokesperson from Milton Keynes council said: “The council has been working closely with partners such as the police to help those affected by this fire.

“Two houses were very badly affected by 90% fire and smoke damage, with a third also badly damaged.

“Six properties were affected in total and we did offer emergency accommodation to everyone affected – council tenants or otherwise -  but we only needed to rehome one family as everyone else was able to make their own private arrangements.”