Orpington fire: House ‘destroyed’ by blaze in Bromley

Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters battled the blaze for more than four hours which left “most of a detached house destroyed”.

A house has been mostly “destroyed” by a “large fire” in south London which raged throughout the early hours of the morning.

Firefighters rushed to a home on Chelsfield Hill, Orpington, in Bromley, at just after 2am this morning (Thursday, June 23).

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A house has been mostly “destroyed” by a “large fire” in Bromley, south London. Photo: London Fire Brigade

Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters battled the blaze for more than four hours which left “most of a detached house destroyed”.

Station commander Clive Robinson, who was at the scene, said: "Crews worked extremely hard to bring this large fire under control.

Firefighters rushed to a home on Chelsfield Hill, Orpington, in Bromley. Photo: LFB

"The fire created a lot of smoke and we advised people in the nearby area to keep their windows and doors shut."

Part of the roof of the property was also damaged.

Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters battled the blaze for more than four hours. Photo: LFB

There were no reports of any injuries.

A fire service spokesperson added: “The brigade was called at 2.17am and the fire was under control by 6.22am.”

They added: “Fire crews from Orpington, Biggin Hill, Bromley and surrounding fire stations were at the scene.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.