Entry was gained to the house and two breathing apparatus and a hose reel were in use inside, with another hose reel in use outside the property.
This incident involves a vacant 2 storey property which had been boarded up. The first floor of the property was searched and cleared and all breathing apparatus was withdrawn due to the roof collapsing. The fire is currently being fought from outside the house.
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