Fire leaves hole in roof of Banbury home

A fire has left a hole in the roof of a Banbury home with firefighters still at the scene this afternoon (Wednesday, October 24.)

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 24th October 2018, 4:23 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th October 2018, 4:35 pm
The fire let a hole in the roof of the building on Coopers Gate
The fire let a hole in the roof of the building on Coopers Gate

Three fire crews remain on Cooper’s Gate after the blaze earlier today with residents evacuated from the houses attached.

Firefighters have been dousing down the flat from a crane with neighbours watching on.

A neighbour who lives next door and is currently evacuated said an elderly couple live in the house but a police officer said no one was inside when they arrived.

The fire let a hole in the roof of the building on Coopers Gate

Crews from Banbury and Deddington were sent along with police officers.

An Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “There are four appliances at the scene as well as the fire and rescue service’s aerial platform.

“The fire is in the roof space of the house and is in the process of being put out.

“Investigations are ongoing as to the cause. All occupants of the home have been accounted for.”

The road is closed off while fire crews deal with the incident

More to follow.