Three homes damaged by fire

Mill Crescent, Westerleigh

Three homes have been damaged by a fire in the roof space.

Fire Control received numerous calls reporting a fire in a roof of a terraced property. In total six fire engines, including two from Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service, and an aerial appliance went to the scene.

Firefighters were faced with a fire involving the roof of one house, which was spreading into two adjoining roofs. Four firefighters in breathing apparatus took part in the operation; two water jets and a high pressure hose reel were also used to bring the fire under control.

Extensive fire damage was caused to the roofs of the affected properties, as well as water damage. During the course of the incident an elderly lady suffering from shock was treated on the scene by paramedics.

An investigation into the cause of the fire has been launched.