At 3:09pm on Tuesday, 9 August, we received reports of a fire near Cottage Lane in Reading.
Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service crews from Caversham Road, Wokingham Road, Wokingham, Crowthorne, Bracknell, Whitley Wood and Theale fire stations were sent to the scene alongside an Incident Command Unit, off-road vehicles and a six-wheel-drive pump. Four officers and crews from Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service were also present.
Upon arrival, crews found a large fire in the open. Using three main jets, two hose reels, water backpacks, beaters and two pumps drawing water from the River Thames, firefighters extinguished the fire.
Crews were on the scene for seven hours and 30 minutes before returning to the scene this morning to check for hotspots.