FIREFIGHTERS from Audlem and Crewe tackled a house fire in Tushingham on Wednesday evening.

At 8.45pm firefighters were called to reports of a fire at a semi-detached house in Bell o' th' Hill, Tushingham, which was believed to have been caused by lightning.

Crews from Powey Lane, Chester, and Audlem, along with an aerial platform from Chester, attended the scene and on arrival they found that the roof of the property was well alight.

Firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, used a 13.5 metre ladder to access the roof. They then used two hose reel jets and three main jets to tackle the fire.

There were no reports of any injuries.

By Thursday morning firefighters remained at the scene.

The fire itself has been extinguished, but crews were using a thermal imaging camera to check for any hotspots as well as using a hose reel jet to dampen down.

Firefighters also used a nine metre ladder to access the roof of the building and remove the roof tiles from the property.