Families evacuated as 30 firefighters battle 3am house blaze in Northampton

Investigation launched into Far Cotton fire

Friday, 26th March 2021, 10:37 am
Updated Friday, 26th March 2021, 10:38 am
Five fire crews battled a 3am blaze in a house in Far Cotton
Five fire crews battled a 3am blaze in a house in Far Cotton

Fire investigators are looking into the cause of a 3am house blaze in Northampton

Up to 30 firefighters rushed to Ransome Road following a 999 call to the empty terraced property in Ransome Road, Far Cotton, in the early hours of Friday morning (March 26).

Adjacent properties were evacuated while crews tackle the blaze on the upper floor.

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A Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue spokesman said: "Five appliances from Mereway, The Mounts, Moulton, Earls Barton and Wellingborough all attended the scene and found the blaze had already broken through the roof of the property.

"The fire was successfully contained to the upper floor of the property as crews used two main jets, four hose reel jets, four breathing apparatus, thermal imaging cameras and a 13½-metre ladder to help extinguish the flames.

"No one was in the building during the incident and nobody was injured. The cause of the fire has yet to be ascertained."

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