A fire engulfed the roof of a detached house in Euxton on Sunday.

The incident, which was reported at 12.16pm on Highways Avenue was attended by crews from Chorley Fire Station who deployed officers with breathing apparatus, two hose reels and a ventilation unit to tackle the blaze.

Although the roof was completely destroyed no one was injured in the fire.

Due to the extent of the damage the inhabitants have temporarily left the property.

The cause of the blaze is currently unknown and is being investigated.