FIREFIGHTERS were called to a blaze in a house in a Lake District village last night (Tuesday).

Crews from Coniston and Ambleside were called to the home at Elterwater around 11pm.

Firefighters discovered that the roofspace of the single-storey property was well alight. 

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets to fight the fire. 

A main jet was also used. 

Firefighters wore safety equipment to access the roofspace before removing roof tiles and plasterboard to identify hotspots. 

The fire spread through a void in a wall. Firefighters extinguished the fire and removed the wall. 

They were in attendance for around three-and-a-half hours.