A fierce blaze ruined three homes in Luton last night.
Beds Fire and Rescue Service were called at 6.25pm yesterday (May 26) to a fire in a garden in Carol Close.
When firefighters arrived five minutes later they found a three-storey terraced house up in flames.
Three fire engines and the Luton aerial platform attended the incident, using breathing apparatus, one hose reel and a jet to fight the blaze.
The fire was extinguished by 7.47pm, leaving the house wrecked. Neighbouring houses also suffered serious fire damage.
Jason Tai, station commander at Luton Community Fire Station, said: “I would like thank the crews who worked extremely effectively in the early stages of the incident to prevent the fire spreading to adjoining properties and limited the damage to mainly the outside of the houses.
“Without this we would have likely to have seen three houses involved as the fire was spreading to the roof area.
“The initial fire investigation that took place indicated that the most probable cause was an electrical fault.”
There were no casualties and a fire investigation is underway.