One person has been rushed to hospital after flames ripped through the roof of a Northumberland home.
Emergency services were scrambled to the scene of the house fire on Rowlington Terrace, Ashington , on Wednesday evening.
Neighbours gathered in the street with one onlooker suggesting flames stretched 20ft into the sky.
Michael Watson, 69, said: "It was my neighbour who come along and told me the house was on fire.
"The flames were 20ft at least. There was a lot of people out in the street.
"This is the quietest area in the world, a lovely place to live.