Three appliances and crews from West Ashland, two from Broughton, one from Leighton Buzzard, an incident command unit from Berkshire and five officers attended.
A precuationary partial evacuation took place place and firefighters used a turntable ladder, a 13.5-metre ladder and working-at-height equipment to remove three external panels. They discovered charred insulation material but no fire and are investigating the cause.
Firefighters and Thames Valley Police organised a phased return of people to their flats from about 4.30pm. The number of attending crews was reduced during the afternoon, with the last crew leaving at 6.45pm and a reinspection carried out at 9pm.