New images show the aftermath of a fire which ripped through back gardens and damaged at least one home.

More than sixty firefighters battled the blaze the which began in a railway embankment behind Bradshaw Road, Watford, at around 2.30pm yesterday.

The fire swiftly engulfed several back gardens - Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue says as many as 12 properties were affected.

Twelve pumps were deployed and four homes were evacuated - the fire service has reported there were no casualties.

Watford Observer:

At one property, windows were burnt out by the blaze. Photo: Kings Langley Fire Station

Images of the aftermath posted to Twitter by Kings Langley Fire Station show extensive damage to gardens and even one home.

Watford Observer:

The fire engulfed people's back gardens

The Watford Observer is currently enquiring as to the full extent of the damage, as it is currently unclear how many homes were damaged.

More to follow.