An investigation is continuing into the cause of a fire at a house in Oxford.

Firefighters were called to the home in Walton Street, close to the junction with Worcester Place, during the early hours of Monday.

Later in the day the house was cordoned off by police as forensics officers carried gathered evidence.

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A spokesman for Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "The fire service were called to No 7 Walton Street, Oxford, at 12.10am on June 10, sending fire engines from Rewley Road, Slade, Kidlington and Abingdon Fire Stations, as well as the hydraulic platform from Rewley Road.

(Image: Oxford Mail) "Crews used breathing apparatus and high pressure hose reels to extinguish a fire.

"They also used high pressure fans and the hydraulic platform, removing roof tiles to assist with ventilation.

"The cause of the fire is still being investigated."

A Thames Valley Police spokeswoman said earlier: "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."

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting the investigation reference number 43240270543.

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