A pictures shows the extent of damage caused by a huge overnight blaze that ripped through a row of houses. 

Firefighters were called to the incident involving four homes in Hall Road, Norwich at about 11.15pm on Monday

Pictures taken from the scene this morning show all four houses have suffered significant roof damage. 

Gloria Evans, who lives in the neighbouring cul de sac, said: “Smoke was billowing from the houses.

"Our electric cut out didn’t come back on until 4:30.

"There were quite a few fire engines and loads of people gathered on the grass at the end of the street. My son woke me up and shouted ‘fire’.

"So I knew it must’ve been serious. I couldn’t get back to sleep after that. I was awake all night.”

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Liam Bird, who also lives in the neighbouring street, said: “I woke up and saw the flames from my top window.

"They were higher than the chimneys. The fire spread fast. And then around eight fire engines turned up and dealt with it very quickly.”

A neighbour living behind the terraced houses who didn't want to be named said: "It  was horrendous.

"My children woke me up at around 11pm and I could smell smoke and hear crackling.

"I just thought someone was having a fire in the garden.

"I looked out the window and all four homes were up in flames. There was lots of smoke and people were all gathered in the street watching."

Police and fire crews remain at the scene. 

A spokesman for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said on arrival crews found the row of four homes well alight. 

Appliances from Carrow, Sprowston, Hethersett, Long Stratton, Earlham, Wroxham, Acle and Wymondham were called to the blaze.