Arson investigation launched into house fire near Berkhamsted
Multiple properties were affected by the fire
Police are investigating yesterday's house fire in Northchurch, near Berkhamsted, as arson.
Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue was called shortly before 1.30pm yesterday (Thursday) to reports of a fire affecting the roof areas of multiple properties, in Herons Elm, Northchurch.
The fire service ended the incident just before 7pm, in total nine fire engines attended the fire.
A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Police said: "Officers are investigating the fire as arson.
"The fire spread to four houses in total causing substantial damage.
"Thankfully, no one was trapped or injured.
"Witnesses and anyone with information should report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference crime reference 41/62387/20."
Alternatively, you can stay anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.