Crews respond to range of incidents during the weekend

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During the weekend of 12 and 13 May, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) crews responded to number incidents, including Road Traffic Collisions (RTCs), domestic fires and a fire at an industrial unit.

Around 60 calls were received during Saturday (12 May) and Sunday (13 May), and some of the most notable incidents included:

Saturday, 12 May:

At 6.57am, a call was received to a report of a fire at an industrial unit on Worton Drive in Reading. Crews from Whitley Wood, Caversham Road and Wokingham Road Fire Stations were sent to the scene. Firefighters used two fire extinguishers to put out the fire in a light fitting. They then isolated the electrics. They were on the scene for around 30 minutes.

At 8.32pm, a call was received a report of a road traffic collision between a car and a tree on Brewery Common in Mortimer. Crews from Whitley Wood and Wokingham Fire Stations were sent to the scene. Firefighters made the scene safe and assisted South Central Ambulance Service at the scene. They were on the scene for around an hour and 15 minutes.

Sunday, 13 May:

At 11.40am, a call was received to a report of a two-car road traffic collision on Market Street in Newbury. Two crews from Newbury Fire Station were sent to the scene. No people were trapped, but firefighters made the scene safe. They were on the scene for around 40 minutes.

At 1.05pm, a call was received to a report of a fire in a flat at Matthews Court in Ascot. Crews from Ascot and Bracknell Fire Stations were sent to the scene. Two firefighters in breathing apparatus used a hose reel to extinguish the fire in the kitchen. They were on the scene for around an hour and 10 minutes.

At 1.54pm, a call was received to a report of a garage fire in Carnoustie, Bracknell. Crews from Wokingham and Bracknell Fire Stations were sent to the scene. Upon arrival, firefighters found that the fire had spread to two adjoining garages. Two firefighters in breathing apparatus used a hose reel to extinguish the blaze. They were on the scene for around 50 minutes.

At 5.40pm a call was received to a report of a two-car road traffic collision on Pound Lane in Hurst. Crews from Wokingham and Wokingham Road Fire Stations were sent to the scene. No people were trapped, but firefighters made the scene safe. They were on the scene for around 35 minutes.