Eight appliances and crews attended at the height of the fire, along with five officers. The appliances and crews attended from:
- High Wycombe
- Gerrards Cross
The fire affected the first-floor and the roof of the property.
The firefighters used:
- Four sets of breathing apparatus
- Three main jets
- Two hose reel jets
- Turntable ladder
- Small gear
- Thermal imaging camera
A woman suffering from the effects of shock was passed into the hands of South Central Ambulance Service.
Thames Valley Police also attended.
The roof was 100 per cent damaged by fire, and the first-floor was around 75 per cent damaged by the fire. The remainder of the house was damaged by heat, smoke and water.
The firefighters carried out reinspection’s over night and into the early morning to check for any hotspots.
The cause of the fire is believed to have been a lightening strike to the house., and the incident generated multiple calls to Thames Valley Fire Control Service.
Fortunately, incidents like this are rare. The firefighters worked to control the fire, preventing it from spreading from the roof to the rest of the property. They also helped to salvage items from the house.