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Westbrook industrial building fire

At 1:41pm on Saturday, 16 April, we received reports of a fire at industrial building in Westbrook, Newbury.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) crews from Newbury, Theale and two Officers were sent to the scene, together with crews from Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Firefighters found a fire involving possible pyrotechnics and fireworks, which they brought under control. Cordons are in place and people are urged to stay away from the area while emergency services deal with this fire.

Update as of 5.15pm

Crews remain on scene dealing with this fire. No casualties have been reported at this time.

Update as of 6.10pm

We currently remain on scene at this incident and ask that you please avoid the area wherever possible. Further information will be published when available. You can also follow our Twitter account: @RBFRSofficial for updates.

Update as of 8.30pm

Firefighting operations have been scaled back, but a cordon remains in place at the site. The M4 J13-J14 has reopened but please continue to stay clear of the area directly affected if possible.

Update as of 8.20am, 17 April

One of our crews remains on scene in Westbrook, Newbury this morning with a watching brief and a reduced cordon in place. Thank you for your patience and for sharing our messages regarding this incident.

Update as of 9.45am on Tuesday, 19 April

Due to the nature of the incident, we are working alongside our partners to resolve it safely. At this time, our crews are maintaining a presence at the site, with a watching brief to ensure scene safety. The cause of the fire will be subject to a fire investigation, which will be completed alongside our partners.

Incident Type
Industrial building fire

Newbury, England, RG20 8DP, United Kingdom