Flat fire in Leominster
The initial call was received at around 12.45am after passers-by noticed smoke billowing from an open window on the second floor of the property.
Two fire engines from Leominster and one from Kingsland attended, and firefighters in breathing apparatus extinguished the fire, which had broken out in a bedroom of a second floor flat, using two hose reels, one covering jet and the 9-metre ladder.
The flat was unoccupied at the time, but two nearby flats had to be evacuated as a precautionary measure during the incident.
Station Commander Steve Jordan said: "There was extensive damage to the flat as a result of the fire, and also severe heat and fire damage in the bedroom, where the fire is believed to have started."
He confirmed that a joint investigation between police and fire officers into the cause of the fire was underway.