Four fire engines attend Wardington roof blaze

Fire crews attended a blaze in the roof of a garage at a village property in Wardington yesterday (Tuesday) shortly after 5pm. Two crews from Banbury and one each from Hook Norton and Woodford Halse dealt with the blaze reported by neighbours.

Police were also at the scene and closed the A361 in both directions through the village to allow firefighters to access the property.

Fire crews at Wardington

Fire crews at Wardington

On arrival crews were faced with difficult access to the property and a fast developing fire in the roof of the garage, with the fire rapidly spreading to the house. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus worked from ladders externally and inside the roof space to bring the fire under control using fire fighting jets.

The owners of the property were not in the house at the time and no persons were injured at this incident.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage, and Fire Investigators are working alongside Thames Valley Police to determine the cause.

Incident Commander Station Manager Simon Sumners said: “The quick arrival of the crews and their immediate actions undoubtedly assisted in stopping the fire from developing and spreading to the house. Their speedy actions significantly reduced the impact of the fire to the property.”