A fire-ravaged home that has been declared “too dangerous to enter” is expected to fetch more than £500,000 at an auction next month.

Flames ripped through the three bedroom semi-detached home in Crescent Rise, Bounds Green, last March while a man was trapped inside.

He was pulled to safety by two passers-by after they reportedly broke down the kitchen door to rescue him.   Firefighters said more than half of the ground floor, the first floor and the roof were damaged in the blaze which has left the home boarded up.

Roof tiles were cut away by fire crews to damp down the property.

The building could soon be brought back into use after auctioneers were instructed to sell the property.

James McHugh, from McHugh & Co, said the building is in urgent need of repair before it can be lived in again but said there had been contact from possible buyers.

“We haven’t been inside the property because we are told it is in a dangerous condition.  It’s not unusual. We have been instructed to auction fire damaged properties in the past.

“It will need a lot of work but is suitable for developers and for people who want to live in the house themselves. They will need to start from scratch.

The end-of-terrace house is marketed as in a “popular residential area” close to shops and Muswell Hill golf course.

Auctioneers believe the property comprises of three bedrooms, two reception rooms, kitchen, bathroom and front and rear gardens.

Viewings can be arranged “entirely at your own risk” and Mr McHugh confirmed auctioneers had been unable to inspect inside the home.

The auction will take place at 11am on Thursday, February 25.