Firefighters praised for tackling 'difficult' blaze

Firefighters used a cherry picker to tackle the fire

Firefighters have been praised for preventing the fire spreading

Firefighters praised for tackling 'difficult' blaze

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Firefighters have been praised for preventing a "difficult" fire spreading to neighbouring homes.

A total of 25 firefighters were called to Rowley Mead in Thornwood at 1.15pm today.

The blaze started in the roof and spread throughout the two-storey property.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the roof to tackle the flames and prevent damage to adjacent homes.

Occupants managed to escape the flames and no-one was injured.

An investigation is underway into the cause of the blaze.

Speaking at the scene, Station Officer Galloway said: "Officers had to work very hard to prevent the fire spreading to neighbouring houses.

"It was a very difficult job. Firefighters had to wear breathing apparatus in the roof to deal with the fire."

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