Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters have been tackling a house fire on Vivian Avenue in Hendon.

The roof a detached house, which is believed to be derelict, has been destroyed by fire. Parts of the ground floor and first floor are also damaged. There have been no reports of any injuries at this time.

The fire is now under control but crews are likely to remain on scene through the night fully extinguishing the fire and dampening down. One of the Brigade’s 32m turntable ladders has been used at the scene as a water tower to help fight the fire from above.

The Brigade’s Control Officers received around 30 calls about the fire.

The Brigade was called at 1934 and the fire was brought under control by 2047. Crews from Hendon, Finchley, West Hampstead and Mill Hill fire stations attended the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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