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Firefighters battle blaze at Newbury dry cleaners

Road closed with six fire engines at scene

Jane Meredith

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Firefighters battle blaze at Newbury dry cleaners

Firefighters from two counties battled a blaze at a Newbury dry cleaners yesterday evening (Mon).

Six fire engines, including two from Newbury, and a further four from Lambourn, Hungerford, Kingsclere and Reading, were called at 8pm to a dry cleaners in Cheap Street.

On arrival firefighters discovered flames in the shop and smoke logged flats above.

The blaze was extinguished by six firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, using three hosereels.

The dry cleaners and flats above were empty, however people were evacuated from neighbouring properties and Cheap Street was closed during the incident.

Firefighters left the scene at 11pm.

The cause remains under investigation by the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS), but was not believed to be suspicious, according to firefighters at the scene.

For more on this story pick up a copy of the Newbury Weekly News on Thursday.

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  • Kathy

    15/09/2015 - 11:11

    I am getting married in Newbury on Saturday, and my fiance has just been to collect his specially cleaned suit and slightly lengthened trousers from there! Good job we can see the funny side! We'll be off suit hunting tomorrow!

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    • NewburyVoice

      15/09/2015 - 14:02

      Would you be willing to get in touch with Newbury Weekly News for us to run a story on this? If so, please contact Jane Meredith on 01635 886637

      Reply

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