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1:40 PM

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03/06/2021

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High Wycombe

1:40 PM, Thursday 3 June, 2021

Fire involving two industrial buildings

Lincoln Road, Cressex Business Park, High Wycombe

Warehouse fire

Sixteen appliances and crews from Buckinghamshire, Royal Berkshire and Oxfordshire and nine officers attended (about 70 people in total). There were no injuries. More than 100 x 999 calls were received.

Local residents were advised to avoid the area and keep doors and windows closed because of the smoke plume. Relief crews started to take over later in the afternoon and during the evening. Seven crews and five officers were at the scene at 8pm.

Two buildings were involved:

  • A two-storey industrial bulding used to store plastic for domestic use. The roof collapsed and the building was destroyed by fire.
  • A garage storing eight cars. The garage collapsed and the cars were destroyed.

The fire also destroyed the fencing of nearby homes. Firefighters used five main jets, four sets of breathing apparatus, two turntable ladders and a water tanker.

Group Commander Paul Scanes from Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service said: “The fire and rescue service was called at 13.40 to a commercial property fire. On arrival, crews were confronted by a well-developed fire which was spreading to surrounding buildings.

“Crews from Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service have been working in hot and arduous conditions in a multi-service approach with Oxfordshire and Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Services to bring the fire under control.

“Our advice is to avoid the area and keep doors and windows closed.

“Firefighters will be at the scene for a considerable amount of time. Thankfully no-one has been injured.”

Crews came from High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross, Amersham, Aylesbury, Broughton, Slough, Maidenhead, Whitley Wood, Wokingham Road, Ascot, Henley, Watlington, Rewley Road and Slade Park.