At the moment, about 10 fire engines are trying to extinguish the fire, as a result of which six houses were burnt, according to the fire services. In a video shared by one of the local residents, it can be seen how the firefighters are showing their strength to put out the huge fire.
According to the latest updates, most of the residential areas have been affected by the fire.
At this moment, firemen and rescuers are evacuating residents from the scene.
“Currently, several residential areas have been destroyed by the fire, and residents are being evacuated from the scene.
“Currently, there are no serious injuries, but the evacuation continues.”
“When residents arrive at the triage centre, please advise which property you are from, if your vehicle remains on Red Cottage Drive, any medication required and any pets left at the home address.”
“Red Cottage Road is currently fully closed.”
The department further informed that residents in the local area, who are not in the immediate vicinity, were asked to keep their doors and windows closed.
According to the website uksocialhousing.co.ukIt is assumed that 49 social apartments are registered in the area.
On Tuesday 19 July, Royal Berkshire Fire and Service tackled a blaze in Reading on what was its “busiest day on record”.
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