Seven people have escaped from a fire which destroyed a house in Milton Keynes.
The blaze broke out yesterday afternoon at the two storey detached house in Two Mile Ash. The fire spread quickly causing damage to not only the house but three cars parked on the driveway.
Group Manager Ian Taylor said: "Following a large number of 999 calls it was established that seven people were in the building at the time of the fire. All seven who evacuated the premises did so from both ground and first floors without injury as smoke detection was present."
Volunteers from the British Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support Service attended in the evening to provide to support to the occupants.
Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service and Thames Valley Police are investigating the cause of the fire, which has left parts of the house unstable.
More top news
The Duchess of Cambridge has praised the "amazing and life-changing" work of children's hospices in a touching and personal letter.
Cloudy, coastal drizzle later tonight. Breezy near the coast
Fine and dry with sunny spells. Breezy near the coast.