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Newbury children's day nursery evacuated

Smoke-logged building after fuse box fault

Jane Meredith

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Jane Meredith

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jane.meredith@newburynews.co.uk

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A Newbury children's nursery was evacuated this morning (Thurs), following an electrical fire.

Three fire engines, from Newbury, Hungerford and Mortimer - a total 12 firefighters - were called at 10.30am, to a fire at the ground floor of a children's day nursery, in Turnpike Road.

All the children were evacuated from the smoke-logged building.

No-one was injured.

Firefighters used CO2 and a hosereel to extinguish the blaze, before leaving the scene at around 1pm.

Firefighters returned to the scene at 4pm for further checks.

The cause was put down to a faulty fuse box.

Afterwards, nursery proprietor, Jane Tubb, said the children had been evacuated "Well before the building was filled with smoke," she said. 

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