Flames tore through the roof and damaged floors in a derelict house.

Around 40 firefighters and six engines were called to tackle a house fire on Vivian Avenue in Hendon at 7.34pm on Wednesday (June 5).

The roof a detached house, which is believed to be derelict, has been destroyed by flames, London Fire Brigade said.

Parts of the ground floor and first floor were also damaged.

One of the Brigade's 32m turntable ladders were used at the scene as a water tower to help fight the fire from above which was brought under control by 8.47pm.

There have been no reports of any injuries at this time.

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An LFB spokesperson said: "The fire is now under control but crews are likely to remain on scene through the night fully extinguishing the fire and dampening down."

Crews from Hendon, Finchley, West Hampstead and Mill Hill fire stations attended the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.