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Calcot family home badly affected by roof fire

Five fire engines and 25 firefighters at scene

Jane Meredith

Reporter:

Jane Meredith

Email:

jane.meredith@newburynews.co.uk

Contact:

01635 886637

Chimney Fire

THE CAUSE of a roof fire which badly damaged a Calcot home last night (Mon) remained under investigation this morning (Tues).

A total 25 firefighters were called at 11.15pm to the blaze, at a semi-detached house in Latimer Drive, including 5 pumps and an aerial platform ladder.

On arrival, firefighters discovered flames leaping from the roof.

A family had evacuated the property, along with neighbours, who had evacuated the adjoining semi.

No-one was hurt.

Four firefighters using two hosereels, two firefighters using a jet and four fighters on the aerial platform ladder tackled the blaze.

The roof was badly damaged, the bedrooms were fire damaged and the house smoke damaged in the blaze.

Firefighters left the scene at around 2am, but returned to make a further inspection at 3am.

The cause remains under investigation by the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS).

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