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3:54 PM

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3:54 PM, Friday 29 January, 2021

Flats evacuated because of high CO levels

Candleford Court, Buckingham

One appliance and crew from Buckingham, one from West Ashland, one from Brackley and two officers attended, and were at the scene for about four hours. Firefighters used gas monitors, breathing apparatus and fans and assisted with the temporary evacuation of residents from about 100 flats.

The high carbon monoxide levels were caused by generators in the previously flooded basement car park. A phased return of residents to their flats began early this evening.

Other agencies attending included Thames Valley Police, Buckinghamshire Council, South Central Ambulance Service and its Hazardous Area Response Team.