Crews from Wokingham and Bracknell were called to the house in All Saint's Close at about 8.30am after the electrics in the house short-circuited.

This caused a pile of newspapers to catch fire, while also causing a gas leak due to a pipe being damaged.

The gas board were called to switch off the gas mains, while firefighters used breathing apparatus and a hose reel to extinguish the flames.

No-one was hurt and the crews left the scene at about 10.30am.