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Crews tackle fire in Tilehurst

Update as of 12.30pm on Tuesday, 10 March

At 7.34am on Tuesday, 10 March, we received reports of a fire at an industrial unit in Stadium Way, Tilehurst, Reading.

Over 50 firefighters were sent to the scene to tackle the fire, with support from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service and Surrey Fire and Rescue Service.

The fire has now been brought under control and some crews are leaving the scene to return to their stations. However, firefighting operations are likely to continue for some time to ensure the fire is fully extinguished.

With the fire under control, it is now safe to open doors and windows. Thank you for your patience.

Jess James, Group Manager said: “I would like to thank the community for their patience while our crews tackle this fire. Our advice remains that while the incident is scaling back, please continue to avoid the area to allow the emergency services to deal with this incident. Tune into local radio and follow our social media channels for latest updates.”

Further updates will be provided when available on our Twitter channel.