Home light fitting caused serious fire
A HOME was seriously damaged in a fire at Gerrards Cross over the weekend.
The fire broke out in a first-floor bathroom light fitting, rapidly spreading to the roof in Uplands Close at about 5am on Saturday.
Four fire engines from Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross, High Wycombe and Slough were called to the blaze.
Firefighters used a main jet, a hose reel, a turntable ladder, two sets of breathing apparatus and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the flames, which were threatening to engulf the building.
The roof was 50 per cent damaged by fire and 100 per cent damaged by heat, smoke and water, while the first floor was 20 per cent damaged by fire and 70 per cent damaged by heat, smoke and water. A MAN was taken to hospital after he was hit by a train.
British Transport Police were called to Gerrards Cross station at 1.36pm on Monday afternoon.
Thames Valley Police and the South Central Ambulance Service were also there and the man was taken to hospital for assessment.
Trains in and out of London Marylebone via High Wycombe were temporarily cancelled.
The incident is not being treated as suspicious.