Lucy Golding

Fire crews have been working throughout the night to tackle a blaze that spread through an unoccupied house in Windsor town centre.

The fire started from the roof space of a house under reconstruction in Park Street last night.

The flames caused the house's scaffolding to melt and the flames spread to the building next door.

Eighteen fire appliances from were called out from locations including Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Surrey to tackle the blaze from about 10pm.

Crews used seven jets, one APL monitor, three hydrants, 18 pumps and two specialist units to put out the flames.

"It was a very intense fire, surrounding cars were burnt from the heat," said Paul King who witnessed the incident.

He added: "It looked at though Windsor Castle was on fire, you could see it as far as the A308."

No one was injured in the fire and reports claim it was put out at about 2am.

Crews from Windsor fire station were still working at the scene at 8am this morning.

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