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4:11 PM

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4:11 PM, Thursday 27 October, 2022

Fire in sub-surface level of multi-storey carpark

Hampden House Car Park, High Street, Aylesbury

Update – 9pm 27/10/22:

The fire was extinguished by about 5.30pm.

Firefighters ventilated the car park to clear the smoke. No vehicles, or commercial properties, were affected by the fire.

Vale Park Drive was reopened by 6.30pm, and the High Street reopened shortly after. The car park management team, assisted by Thames Valley Police, managed the retrieval of cars parked in the car park.

Nine appliances and crews and four officers are currently on the scene.

  • Appliances and crews in attendance from:
  • Aylesbury
  • Hertfordshire
  • High Wycombe
  • West Ashland
  • Thame
  • Bedfordshire
  • Maidenhead
  • Bicester

Smoke was issuing from the car park when they arrived.

  • Firefighters are using:
  • Four sets of breathing apparatus
  • One hose reel jet
  • One main jet
  • A thermal imaging camera

The fire is in the lift lobby on the second sub-surface level of the car park.

No vehicles are currently involved in the fire, but access to the car park is restricted while the firefighters are working at the scene.

Thames Valley Police are also at the scene, to manage road closures and a scene cordon.