Occupants escape injury in major house fire in Banburyshire - fire, ambulance and police attend

Occupants of a large property in Heyford escaped injury in a major fire that took six brigade units to bring under control yesterday (Friday).
Fire fighters tackle the blaze in HeyfordFire fighters tackle the blaze in Heyford
Fire fighters tackle the blaze in Heyford

Six fire crews from Bicester, Banbury, Kidlington, Wheatley, Hook Norton and Rewley Road Fire Station, Oxford supported by a hydraulic platform from Rewley Road Incident Support unit from Eynsham and the Command unit from Slade Park attended.

The severe house fire broke out in the centre of Heyford Park yesterday afternoon (Friday) just after 3pm.

The fire spread from a converted garage affecting the large property, but luckily the occupants were able to raise the alarm and escape safely.

Firefighters from six Oxfordshire units attended the blazeFirefighters from six Oxfordshire units attended the blaze
Firefighters from six Oxfordshire units attended the blaze

Crews fought the fire from the front and rear using breathing apparatus, main jets and hose reels, while the hydraulic platform was able to gain access to the main roof and provide an aerial overview. South Central Ambulance Service and Thames Valley Police also supported crews through the initial stages of the incident.

Crews have been re inspecting throughout the night and specialist fire investigation officers have been on scene today to investigate.

More advice for homeowners on what to do in the event of fire is available at www.365alive.co.uk

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