Firefighters faced a mystery when they were called to a blaze at a house in Jubilee Road, Littlewick Green on Wednesday afternoon.

A pair of curtains had caught fire and a quick thinking woman at the house threw them into the garden.

Firefighters called out soon after 1pm helped clear the smoke and during their subsequent investigation made a surprise discovery. Light from the sun had been refracted through a mirror and has set the curtains alight.

A second engine from Maidenhead also attended the scene and firefighters were there about three quarters of an hour.