Firefighters prevent roof fire spreading
Roof fire at Denham

Firefighters are pictured at the scene of Saturday's roof fire.

11 January 2010

Quick action by firefighters prevented a roof fire at a house in Denham from spreading to the rooms below.

Crews from Gerrards Cross, Beaconsfield and Hillingdon and the turntable ladder from High Wycombe were called to Old Mill Road shortly before 8am on Saturday.

Station Manager John Bull from High Wycombe Fire Station, who also attended, said: “They had to contend with extremely icy roads to attend the incident, and the snow and ice at the scene caused problems for the crews moving around with their equipment.

“A crew of two from Gerrards Cross wearing breathing apparatus entered the loft space while the London crew pitched a ladder to the roof and started removing tiles to gain access to the fire from outside.

“The actions of the breathing apparatus crew applying water from the loft hatch and then from in the roof space very quickly brought the fire under control, which prevented any fire damage occurring to the rooms below.

“With the fire under control, the crews removed burning material from the roof space. They used the turntable ladder as a platform to accept the loft contents from the crew inside, and then brought it down to ground level.

“It was a very good example of joint working between Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service and London Fire Brigade under extremely difficult weather conditions, which prevented further damage being caused to the house and contents.”