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4:36 PM

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Woburn Sands

4:36 PM, Wednesday 29 June, 2022

Horse box and building on fire spreading to affect field

Paddocks Lane, Woburn Sands

Update: 6.45am – 30 June 2022:

The horse box and building were 100 per cent damaged by fire, and approximately 75metres by 35 metres of the field was damaged by fire.

The firefighters used:

  • Three main jets
  • One hose reel jet
  • Beaters
  • Hay drags
  • A thermal imaging camera
  • Lighting

The incident response started to be scaled back at around 6.30pm. Firefighters remained on the scene until around 8.30pm, and then returned at intervals overnight and into the following morning for reinspection and to check for emerging hotspots.

Initial incident details – 6pm 29 June 2022:

Eight appliances and crews are currently at the scene, along with two officers.

The appliances and crews are from:

  • West Ashland
  • Broughton
  • Newport Pagnell
  • Bedfordshire

A horsebox and small building are on fire, which has spread to affect a field.

The firefighters are using two main jets, and have located a cylinder which they are attempting to cool.

Thames Valley Police are also in attendance and assisting with a road closure.