Busy bank holiday weekend for Berkshire’s firefighters

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) crews dealt with a number of incidents between Saturday, 26 May and Monday, 28 May.

A total of 177 calls were recorded by Thames Valley Fire Control Service (TVFCS) for Berkshire. Some incidents of note include:

Monday, 28 May

At 9.26pm, a call was received to a report of a fire at a property in Sulhampstead Road, Ufton Nervet. Crews from Whitley Wood and Dee Road Fire Stations were sent to the scene. Firefighters found a fire in a first floor bedroom. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel to extinguish the fire. They were on the scene for around 40 minutes.

At 4.10pm, a call was received to a report of a fire at a property in Heroes Walk, Reading. Crews from Whitley Wood and Wokingham Road Fire Stations were sent to the scene. Firefighters found a small rubbish fire, which was spreading to external cladding, so they extinguished it using one hose reel. Crews were on the scene for around 15 minutes.

At 3pm, a call was received to a report of a fire at a property in Charlotte Avenue, Slough.Crews from Slough and Langley Fire Stations were sent to the scene. Firefighters found an overheated charger, so they isolated the electricity supply. Following this incident, crews carried out a Home Fire Safety Check in the property and they were on the scene for around 20 minutes.

At 12.44am, a call was received by South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) to a report of a two-car road traffic collision on Wellington Street in Slough. Crews from Slough and Langley Fire Stations were sent to the scene. Firefighters assisted a woman from a car and transferred her to the care of SCAS. Crews were on scene for just over an hour.

Sunday, 27 May

At 11.47pm, we received multiple reports of a vehicle on fire on the M4 westbound between Holyport and Winnersh.Crews from Maidenhead, Wokingham and Bracknell Fire Stations were sent to the scene. Upon arrival, firefighters found an articulated lorry on fire, so four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels to extinguish the fire. Crews were on scene for about one hour.

At 1.04pm, we received reports of a car fire on the M4 Eastbound between Slough Central and Langley.Two crews from Slough Fire Station were sent to the scene. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire. Crews were on scene for about 30 minutes.

At 11.57am, a call was received to a report of a fire at a property on Branksome Hill Road, Sandhurst. Crews from Crowthorne and Bracknell Fire Stations were sent to the scene. Upon arrival, firefighters found a small cooker fire in the kitchen. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using one hose reel. Crews were on scene for about 30 minutes.

Saturday, 26 May

At 3.06pm, a call was received to reports of a car fire on London Road, Slough.A crew from Langley Fire Station was sent to the scene. Firefighters extinguished the fire using one hose reel, foam and one dry powder extinguisher. They were on scene for about 30 minutes.

At 11.31am, a call was received to a report of a kitchen fire on Woolacombe Drive in Reading. Crews from Whitley Wood and Caversham Road Fire Stations were sent to the scene. Firefighters extinguished a small kitchen fire. After they carried out a Home Fire Safety Check (HFSC) at the property. Crews were on scene for about 30 minutes.

Home Fire Safety Check

Following a number of Home Fire Safety Checks that were provided over the weekend, we want to remind residents of this free service that is available for those that are eligible.

During a Home Fire Safety Check, firefighters or a member of our Prevention team will visit your home at a pre-arranged time. We will thoroughly check your home for fire risks; provide information on kitchen and electrical safety, and other hazards around the home. For more information, or to find out if you are eligible, please visit: www.rbfrs.co.uk/your-safety/safety-at-home

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