Around 60 firefighters tackled a “severe” blaze at a house in south London yesterday.

Eight fire engines were called to Rosendale Road, West Dulwich, shortly before 2am, where smoke was seen billowing into the sky.

The whole of the property’s loft conversion was destroyed by the blaze, which was ultimately brought under control by 5am.

News Shopper:

Station Commander Neil Guyett, who was at the scene said: “This was a severe fire in the roof space of a three storey house.

“Thankfully there was no one in the property at the time of the fire.

“Firefighters worked hard to prevent the fire from spreading to surrounding properties.

“There was a lot of smoke in the local area and we asked nearby residents to keep their doors and windows closed.”

Fire crews from West Norwood, Brixton, Forest Hill, Norbury, New Malden and Peckham fire stations were at the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.