Update: Multiple fire crews respond to fire at nursery building in Banbury town centre

Crews from four fire stations tackled a fire at a commercial property in Horse Fair, Banbury this evening (Tuesday December 1).

A spokesperson for the Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: firefighters from the Banbury, Deddington and Hook Norton fire stations were called to the fire around 5pm today, Tuesday December 1.

Upon arrival crews faced a large fire involving the loft and roof space of a nursery building.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and quickly extinguished the fire, preventing it from spreading further. A hydraulic platform was then requested which allowed crews access to the roof space.

Multiple fire crews respond to fire in Banbury town centre (photo from Oxfordshire County Council)

No one was injured in the fire, and a full evacuation was carried out by nursery staff once the fire was detected by their alarm system.

The fire is still under investigation.

Crews worked late into the evening damping down the roof space.

Four fire engines and a hydraulic platform attended the incident.

Firefighters from multiple crews, including the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service respond to a fire in the town centre of Banbury (photo from Leamington Fire Station Facebook)

Firefighters from the Leamington Fire Station and the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service also responded in assistance to the fire.

According to a Facebook post by the Leamington Fire Station: "Tonight, Leamington's crew are assisting our Thames Valley colleagues at a fire on 25 Horsefair, Banbury.

"Fire is located on the 3rd floor of a nursery and Banbury crews have requested our turntable ladder crew to assist with removing roof tiles and extinguishing parts of the building that cannot be reached from inside."

Avoid using town centre roads as some are closed while emergency services respond to the fire.

Firefighters respond to a fire at a commercial property in the Banbury town centre (photo Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue)