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Jackdaw rescue in Shaw

Firefighters' busy day at 2 other incidents in Thatcham and Hungerford

Jane Meredith

Jane Meredith


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NEWBURY firefighters attended three different incidents today (Tues) including a jackdaw rescue in Shaw.

One pump from Newbury fire station was called at 4.45pm to Stable Court, Shaw, where a jackdaw was trapped on a roof, stuck in wire near the guttering.

Firefighters climbed up a ladder to free the bird, which was handed over to the care of the RSPCA, also at the scene.

The bird was thought to have suffered an injured foot.

Firefighters left the scene at 5.15pm.

This morning, at 9.05am, both pumps from Newbury were called to a bathroom fire a a property in Park Street, Hungerford.

The fire, due to a spotlight directed on towels stacked on top of a cupboard, was out on arrival.

Two people at the property were unhurt.

Firefighters isolated the electrics before leaving after around 20 minutes.

This afternoon saw both pumps from Newbury called out again, at 4.30pm, to a small kitchen fire in Mount Road, Thatcham.

The blaze broke out after a pan on a hob ignited.

The occupants extinguished the fire by placing the pan in water.

No-one was hurt, with no other damage and firefighters left after ten minutes.

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  • GlassHalfFull

    28/03/2017 - 22:10

    While I'm at it, do you not have a grammar checker? - "bathroom fire a a property". Also, a "small kitchen fire" is, in the next sentence "a blaze". The towel fire "was out on arrival". Surely a reporter would state that as the fire "had been extinguished by the time the fire service arrived" or similar. This looks very much like a cut-and-paste of a fire service email to me.


  • GlassHalfFull

    28/03/2017 - 22:10

    My Flabber is truly Gasted. Whilst I can understand the call for the trapped bird (it can be distressing to have a wild animal in distress near one's house - and a single 'pump' with a large ladder responding seems like a reasonable excuse for a training exercise at least), the fact that the other two "emergencies" were already dealt with by the time TWO 'pumps' had arrived at each is quite amazing. Who runs to get their phone to call the fire service BEFORE trying to just - I don't know - put out the fire? Which they then did anyway.