A family of four have been left homeless today after a fire ripped through two houses in Hertfordshire.
Crews will remain on the scene of the blaze at Hole's Farm, Offley, near Hitchin, for much of the day.
It began in one of the cottages just before 6.15am and quickly spread to the adjoining property.
The roofs of both homes have been destroyed.
The family were checked over by an ambulance crew at the scene but did not require treatment.
Dozens of fire fighters have spent hours tackling a large barn blaze in Hertfordshire.
Six engines were sent to the building close to the A10 at Ware, near Hertford.
A spokesman for the fire service said crews were expected to remain there for "some considerable time".
The body of a man has been found after a fire at a house in Northampton.
Police are appealing for witnesses following the blaze in Rothersthorpe Road at around noon on Thursday 8 October where fire officers discovered the body.
Northamptonshire Police want to speak with anyone who may have been in the area at the time or may have any information.
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A number of homes have been evacuated after a fire broke out in Northamptonshire today.
A 200m cordon is in place around the Saxon Street area of Abington, Northampton. Several roads remain closed and drivers are being urged to avoid the area.
Fire crews were called to the property close to the junction with Norman Road at about 1.10pm.
A house, caravan, and gas cylinders are thought to be involved.
The road closures are affecting: Saxon Street, Norman Road, Wessex Way, Taylor Avenue, Cambria Crescent, Briton Road and Birchfield Road.
A charger for a toy helicopter is thought to have caused a serious house fire in Milton Keynes this morning.
A woman, a boy and a baby girl were taken to hospital after the blaze broke out at around 8 o'clock this morning on Finsbury Chase in Monkston Park.
The roof of the house has collapsed and two neighbouring houses have also been damaged. Four fire crews were needed to bring the blaze under control
A woman, a boy and a baby girl have been taken to hospital after a house fire in Milton Keynes.
The blaze broke out at around 8 o'clock this morning on Finsbury Chase in Monkston Park. The roof of the house has collapsed and two neighbouring houses have also been damaged. Four fire crews were needed to bring the blaze under control
A primary school in Suffolk is closed this morning after a fire overnight.
Crews were called to Exning Primary School new Newmarket at just before 2am. Pumps from Cambridgeshire were called in to help.
The cause of the fire has not yet been established. The school says it will put updates on its website.
Firefighters spent some of this afternoon tackling a fire at a car workshop in Northampton. Four crews were called to the garage on Ruskin Road in Kingsthorpe at about twenty past two. Some of the roads nearby were closed as the flames were brought under control. Nobody was injured and the cause of the fire is still unknown.