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12:07 PM

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Milton Keynes

12:07 PM, Tuesday 19 July, 2022

Fire to fence spread to neighboring buildings

Wallnut Tree, Milton Keynes

12 appliances and crews along with 12 officers are currently at the scene of a fence fire which has spread to neighbouring buildings.

Firefighters are working hard to contain the fire. Evacuations of nearby buildings and cordons in place around the area. Thames Valley Police and South Central Ambulance Service are also in attendance.

Our control room is receiving multiple calls. To help with demand please remember to dial 999 responsibly, in emergency situations, which includes when a life is in danger or property is in danger. Residents nearby asked to keep doors and window closed, and drivers to avoid areas as multiple road closures in place.

Incident update 16.55

Incident response being reduced. Crews and partner agencies working very hard to manage the incident and to support all those effected. At its peek 15 appliances and crew from across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Services attended.

One single story building and three two story domestic properties 100% damaged by fire. With further properties damaged by smoke. Multiple vehicles damaged by fire also.

A total of 39 properties have been evacuated. All shops on the Walnut Tree Centre closed but no evacuation required.

One female adult suffered smoke inhalation and left in the care of South Central Ambulance Service.

Firefighters have used five main jet hoses, five hose reels and one turn table ladder, two water carriers, four breathing apparatus.

Crews are now damping down and turning over to make the area safe.