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Boat fire in Reading

At 8:39am on Sunday, 26 March, we received reports of a boat fire near Padworth Lane, Reading.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service crews from Theale, Mortimer, Whitley Wood, and Caversham Road fire stations were sent to the scene, alongside the Water Rescue Unit from Caversham Road Fire Station and one RBFRS Officer.

Upon arrival, crews found a boat well alight.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using a hose reel, before using a large powered fan to clear the remaining smoke.

Crews were on the scene for approximately three hours and 30 minutes.

Incident Type
Boat fire

Padworth Lane, Reading, England, United Kingdom