Firefighters were called to a house in St Albans last night after a bird’s nest that was stuck up the chimney caught fire.

A fire crew from St Albans rushed to Sandpit Lane at 9.30pm.

The large nest became dislodged and fell into the fire.

The homeowner had a fire guard which stopped the flames from spreading but a mirror hanging above was damaged.

Firefighters spent about 45 minutes tackling the blaze.