Update - Power cuts have taken place in and around Banbury after a fire broke out near a pylon just outside Banbury

Power cuts have taken place in and around Banbury after a fire broke out beneath a pylon just outside Banbury

Fire crews have been called to an electricity pylon fire on Bretch Hill, Banbury
Fire crews have been called to an electricity pylon fire on Bretch Hill, Banbury

A fire spokesman said the incident happened at Vantage Business Park, Bloxham Road, Banbury.

“It appears that an area of burning grass damaged a pylon,” he said. “Oxfordshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service sent fire appliances from Chipping Norton Fire Station.

“The electricity board was asked to attend to ensure the pylon was safe. Fire crews left the scene at around 13:15.”