The roof and the first floor of a semi-detached house were destroyed and most of the ground floor was damaged by fire. A small part of the roof of a neighbouring property was also damaged by the blaze. There were no reports of any injuries.
Sub Officer Steve Mewett said: “On arrival, we were faced with flames coming from the roof of the building and the entire roof and the first floor were alight. Crews worked swiftly to bring the fire under control.
“Thankfully, no one was inside at the time of the fire. We’d like to remind people to carry out a few simple checks before you head to bed. Close all your internal doors, turn off and unplug electrical appliances unless they are designed to be left on and make sure escape routes are clear. These little things can be hugely important if you have a fire in your home.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.