Bungalow roof fire near St Albans

PUBLISHED: 07:40 25 April 2017

A Bricket Wood bungalow caught alight this morning

A Bricket Wood bungalow caught alight this morning

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A bungalow roof near St Albans was destroyed and collapsed after it caught alight in the early hours of this morning (April 25).

At about 3.15am three fire crews - from St Albans, Garston, and Watford - rushed to the blaze in Bricket Wood.

The whole roof was well alight when they arrived, but it is not clear what caused the flames.

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