AN investigation has been launched into a ‘serious fire’ at a bungalow in Davenham in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Four crews of firefighters from Northwich, Winsford and Lymm, were sent to the bungalow blaze in Whatcroft Lane at 6am on Sunday.

The whole area was cordoned off and road closures were put in place while firefighters tackled the fire.

A spokesman from Cheshire Fire Service said: “Firefighters were called to a serious fire in a bungalow in Whatcroft Lane in Davenham.

“Four fire engines attended the scene. They used breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the blaze and were able to prevent it from spreading.

“No-one was in the property at the time and there were no wider concerns for the local community as the smoke was blowing away from nearby homes.

“Road closures and speed restrictions were put in place to allow crews to work at the scene safely - these were lifted by 11.40am.

“An investigation is ongoing to establish the cause of the fire.”