FIRE investigators are tonight looking into the cause of a fire that has damaged a derelict house in Trowbridge.

Fire crews from five towns battled to bring the fire in a derelict house near Trowbridge railway station under control this afternoon.

Four pumps from Trowbridge, Melksham, Westbury and Warminster, plus an aerial platform from Salisbury, were called to the blaze at 4.26pm this afternoon.

The fire badly damaged the upstairs rooms and the roof of the two-storey house in Stallard Street.

The crews blocked off the upper end of Stallard Street as they battled to bring the fire under control.

They used eight breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, one main jet and a 12-metre ladder.

The fire service said no-one was in the building or injured in the incident.

The cause of the fire is as yet unknown.

Locals say the derelict building is often used by drug users.

The house is close to the former Bowyers Factory site which is to be redeveloped by Innox Mills Ltd.

The company has published plans to build 300 homes plus leisure facilities on the land close to the railway station.