Fire guts downstairs of Stevenage home

A house in Stevenage was severely damaged by fire this afternoon (Tuesday).

The emergency services were scrambled to the end of terrace two-storey building in York Road after the alarm was raised at 1.42pm.

Four fire crews tackled the blaze which was contained on the ground floor, putting it out shortly after 2pm.

An ambulance was also sent to the house after reports that someone may have been trapped inside.

East of England Ambulance Service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “When we arrived we were informed there may be someone still in the house. Thankfully after the fire was extinguished our services were not required, there were no casualties.”

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An investigation into the cause of the fire is being carried out.

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