A fire at the grounds of a church has damaged a church and a house.

The London Fire Brigade were called to a fire at a house in the grounds of St James Church in Stanley Avenue, Wembley, on Sunday (October 27) at 10:28pm.

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters from crews at Wembley, Park Royal and Northolt, attended the scene in response to a total of 13 calls of the fire.

By Monday (October 28) at 12:35am, the brigade gained control of the fire and fully extinguished it.

Part of the first floor of the house was damaged by the fire as well as a garage and a wooden outbuilding were destroyed and a small part of the facade on the rear of the church building was also damaged.

Jack Welby, from Edgware, spotted the debris and damaged buildings and shared his eyewitness of when he noticed the damage on October 28. He said: “The front door was boarded up; the church is right next to the house and they didn’t board up a window so I could see inside it - it looked all ruined.”

A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade has confirmed: “There were no reports of any injuries, the cause of the fire is under investigation.”