go

Tilehurst bonfire rages out of control

Burning tyres cause of blaze

Jane Meredith

Reporter:

Jane Meredith

Contact:

01635 886637

49-0106p-Young-Firefighters

A Tilehurst bonfire piled with tyres which raged out of control was extinguished by firefighters yesterday evening (April 14).

Two Reading pumps, including one from Dee Road and another from Caversham, were called at 8.20pm to Ringwood Road, where a bonfire in a garden was out of control, due to burning tyres, with smoke visible in a wide area surrounding the fire, according to firefighters at the scene.

The householders evacuated the property before firefighters arrived and no-one was hurt.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the blaze with a main jet, before leaving the scene after one and a half hours.

The cause was put down to uncontrolled burning.

Leave your comment

Share your opinions on Newbury Weekly News

Characters left: 1000

Home

Anna's up for MS volunteer of the year
Home

Anna's up for MS volunteer of the year

'Strong, caring and passionate' woman shortlisted for award

 
Bucklebury road closure 'short-term inconvenience' 
News

Bucklebury road closure will be a 'short-term inconvenience' 

Scheduled five-month closure begins on Monday amid criticism over length of closure  

 
News

Thatcham woman invited to royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

 
News

Newbury mother-of-four's canal death ruled to be an accident

 
Sport

Herring has the 'confidence' and the 'belief' in his players ahead of crunch game