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Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has said it’s investigating the cause of a house fire in Kempston yesterday morning.

A shocking video was sent to BedfordshireLive by a concerned neighbour who told us everyone was out of the house on Duncombe Road (Tuesday, December 14).

The fire service has since confirmed were called to the fire at 6.10am and managed to successfully rescue everyone from the property.

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The neighbours were also evacuated. It’s not known if anyone was taken to the hospital as a result of the blaze but the ambulance service did attend the scene.

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A video taken from the scene at the fire yesterday shows smoke billowing from the property with an orange blaze seen behind the house.

Beds Fire has confirmed firefighters managed to tackle the blaze and that they are now investigating the cause of the fire.

In a statement, a spokesperson said: “At 6.10 this morning crews from Kempston, Bedford, Ampthill, Harrold and Potton attended a roof fire in Duncombe Street, Kempston.

“Firefighters used the ariel platform to remove roof tiles and tackle the fire externally. A total of 7 Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used two hose reels, one safety jet and a covering jet to extinguish the fire. A triple extension ladder was also in use.

“People were evacuated from the property and neighbouring properties. Scene safety was implemented at the scene and Ambulance and Police were also in attendance.

“Once the fire was out, crews dampened down the area and used thermal imaging cameras to check for hotspots. The scene has since been reinspected and we are awaiting the outcome of a fire investigation to establish the cause of the fire.”

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