Investigations into the cause of a house fire have been scuppered by dangerous conditions. 

Firefighters from Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue were called to a property on Silber Street, Kingston Lanley on Friday last week.

The incident involved a fire on the first floor of a terraced property, spreading to the second floor, roof space and neighbouring property.

Six breathing apparatus wearers used three main jets to tackle the fire.

The incident was scaled back overnight with one crew on scene maintaining a watching brief and dampening down.

Inspectors from the fire service were set to investigate the cause of the fire the following day, but it was too dangerous for them to do so. 

A Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue spokesperson said: "We received a call at 6.26pm on Friday, February 16, with reports of a domestic property fire on Silver Street, Kingston Langley.

"Crews were initially mobilised from Chippenham (x2), Calne, Swindon, Royal Wootton Bassett, Westlea, Trowbridge and Corsham along with support units from Devizes and Salisbury.

"Our stop was in at 2.17 pm on Saturday and the property was destroyed by fire.

"Approximately 25% of the adjoining property suffered damage due to the fire spread.

"A full fire investigation cannot be completed at this time as building control has declared the building to be unsafe to enter."