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Lorries destroyed in Aldermaston farm fire

Property evacuated as fire crews spend almost four hours tackling blaze

Dan Cooper

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NINE lorries were destroyed in a major farm fire in Aldermaston in the early hours of this morning (Sun).

Three fire crews spent almost four hours tackling the blaze, which swept through Court Farm shortly after 1pm.

Thames Valley Police evacuated the farm building and put a 100 metre cordon in place - but miraculously no-one was hurt.

Fire crews are yet to determine the cause, but an investigation is underway.

A spokesman for the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that in total nine lorries, two mini buses and a private hire car caught fire at around 1.15am. 

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said it received a call to reports of a fire at 1.37am and left the scene at 8am this morning.

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