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Firefighters called to blazing vehicle in Old Burghclere

Car discovered on fire in bushes following two-car collision

Jane Meredith

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Firefighters called to blazing vehicle in Old Burghclere

FIREFIGHTERS tackled a vehicle fire in Old Burghlcere last night (Wed) following a collision involving two cars and which forced a road closure.

One fire engine from Newbury plus two more from Hampshire were called at around 10pm to the Sydmonton Road, following a collision involving a Hyundai and VW Polo.

Three occupants of the vehicles had got out and were thought to have sustained minor injuries, according to firefighters.

One of the cars was off the road and another was found on fire in bushes.

One firefighter wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the blaze using a hosereel.

The road was closed throughout the incident following the collision which the firefighters described as "heavy".

Police and ambulance services were also at the scene and all three occupants of the cars were taken to hospital. 

Firefighters left after about an hour. 

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