Inferno engulfs house on Billionaires Row where Justin Bieber lived

A multi-million-pound house on one of London's most expensive roads where celebs like Justin Bieber have lived has burnt to a crisp last night (June 5).

The empty detached two-storey property on The Bishops Avenue in East Finchley caught fire in the night and was under control by the morning.

The street is known as Billionaires' Row for its luxury mansions and houses that go for as much as £18,000,000, attracting the very richest people on the planet.

However, many of the houses are empty and used as bases for their wealthy owners for only some parts of the year.

Most of the houses on the avenue have been owned by international millionaires ranging from monarchs to property tycoons, reports MyLondon.

The House of Saud, the royal family of Saudi Arabia, famously sold ten properties on the street for a staggering sum of £73 million, while the Sultan of Brunei is thought to own at least one house there.

Forty firefighters were called shortly before 4am where they battled a "significant fire" for around two hours before it was under control.

By 6am it had destroyed the roof, the first floor and the ground floor. The investigation team is still trying to work out how it started. Crews will remain on scene damping down throughout the morning.

Photos from the scene show how the flames ripped open the roof leading it to cave in, while firefighters directed water at the house to put it out.

Nearly every room was bright orange as the inferno blasted its way through the property causing billows of smoke to rise into London's morning air.

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Station Commander Rob Hazzard said: "The property is believed to be disused and empty at the time of the fire, so fortunately there were no reports of any injuries.

Firefighters were faced with a significant fire on arrival which involved the whole of this large building. Crews worked hard to tackle the blaze and bring it under control."

The brigade was called at 3.45am and the fire was under control by 6am. Fire crews from Finchley, West Hampstead, Hornsey and Kentish Town fire stations were at the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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