A series of photos show the devastation caused by a house fire and the emergency response to tackle it.

A fire broke out on the edge of Bushey Heath first thing this morning and multiple fire crews rushed to the scene.

The road in Sparrows Herne has been closed by police for most of the day, only reopening at around 5pm, but a police cordon remains in place outside a house.

Serious damage has been caused to rooftops both at the front and back of the house, with shattered windows, and it is believed the fire spread to two neighbouring properties within the same complex.

Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue were first called before 6.30am, sending multiple fire engines from across Hertfordshire, an aerial ladder platform, and a command support unit to the scene.

A fire investigation dog unit was also later called once the flames had been put out.

An incident response unit also attended.

Numerous police officers have also been guarding the scene with officers treating the area as a crime scene while enquiries are carried out to determine the cause of the fire.

Despite the damage to homes, there have been no reports of any injuries.

Scroll though the gallery of photos at the top of this page to see more about this incident.