Police forensics officers are investigating after fire engines were called to a home near the Oxford city centre.

Fire crews were called to the address in Walton Street, near the junction with Worcester Place.

Oxford Mail: Tape has been used to cordon off the pavement and the path leading to the semi-detached house and forensics officers could be seen outside the home this afternoon.

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One local resident, who asked not to be named, said he thought the fire engines arrived at about 2am.

Oxford Mail: He added: "I think there were two or three fire engines outside, but I don't know what happened - it's possible there could have been an arson attack.

"Walton Street was completely shut for a short time this morning and then it reopened."

A Thames Valley Police spokeswoman said: "We received a report of a fire from the Oxford Fire and Rescue Service at Walton Street at 1.35am this morning (10/6).

“The fire was extinguished by the Oxford Fire and Rescue Service.

“An investigation is ongoing into the circumstances of the fire.

“No one was injured in this incident.

“If anyone has any information, please get in touch by calling 101 or reporting online quoting investigation reference number 43240270543.”

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has also been asked for comment.

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