Clifton blaze rips through Grade II listed building

Firefighters battled for over an hour to douse a blaze in a derelict building in Clifton last night.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 12:16 pm
Updated Friday, 19th March 2021, 12:43 pm

Crews rushed to the scene in the early hours of the morning (March 19) as flames spread through two floors and the roof of Clifton House, Church Street.

The blaze in the Grade II listed building was finally ousted at 2am thanks to Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, who were also assisted by crews from EEAST and HART.

A Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue spokeswoman, said: "At 12.23am BFRS were called to a report of a building fire in Church Street Clifton. On arrival crews were faced with a large detached house well alight on the first, and second floors and the roof.

Photos: Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

"The fire was quickly brought under control and extinguished by 2am. At the height of the incident five pumps, one water carrier, three other units were in attendance.

"We were also supported by colleagues from the EEAST and HART.

"Crews remained at the scene for a number of hours after the fire was extinguished to damp down hots spots.

"A fire investigation will be undertaken to establish the cause."