Oritse Williams', 32, six-bedroom home has been gutted by fire with around 70 firefighters being called to tackle the blaze, according to reports. Dramatic images showed the property’s roof almost completely destroyed after flames wrecked havoc. It's believed police were called to the scene and fire chiefs are now investigating the cause of fire, with arson not being ruled out. Firefighters have said the cause of the fire is under investigation but no one was harmed.
A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade told the Daily Mail: “Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters were called to a fire at a derelict property in Croydon.
“The Brigade was called at 4.27pm and the fire was under control by 6.58pm. The cause of the fire is under investigation.”
Part of the first and second floor of the detached home were damaged in the blaze.
The lavish property in south London was previously owned by comedian Ronnie Corbett.
The incident took place just days after the musician was cleared of raping a 20-year-old, following a performance at Gorgeous club in Wolverhampton.
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Oritse Williams: Firefighters were called to his home in London (Image: LONDON FIRE BRIGADE)