House fire in Broughton

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A fire damaged a house and forced a road to close this morning.

Three fire crews were called to the blaze at about 5.30am in Gate Lane, Broughton.

Part of the road from the junction at Church Street remained closed at 9am.

A Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue service spokesperson said: “We recieved a call in regard to a house fire at around 5.27am. The fire involves a two story house which is well alight.”

Eyewitnesses said that the house had been severely damaged by the fire, but the owner was not hurt.