At 11:47pm on Thursday, 28 July, we received a call to a report of a fire at a domestic property on Red Cottage Drive in Calcot.
Two Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service crews from Newbury Fire Station, and a crew from Theale, Caversham Road, Whitley Wood, Wokingham Road, Mortimer, Bracknell, Crowthorne, and Maidenhead fire stations were sent to the scene, alongside the Aerial Ladder Platform from Whitley Wood Fire Station, the Incident Command Unit from Maidenhead Fire Station and two RBFRS Officers.
Upon arrival, crews confirmed a fire affecting two properties. Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus worked to extinguish the fire using two hose reels and two main jets.
This incident is now scaling back, but some crews remain on scene dampening down and carrying out reinspections, please continue to avoid the area where possible.
Update as of 11:00am:
Our crews have now left the scene. In total, six firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used four hose reels, two main jets, and one hydrant to extinguish the fire. Several houses, vehicles, and a caravan have been damaged. Crews were on the scene for approximately five hours and 36 minutes. This incident has now been handed over to Thames Valley Police.