7th August 2015 Fishermead house blaze spreads to two more homes


A fire that started in a terraced house in Buckinghamshire spread to two more homes.

Firefighters were called to Penryn Avenue, in Fishermead, Milton Keynes, just before 15:30 on 7th August 2015.

Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said that everyone was accounted for.

The cause of the blaze, which created large plumes of smoke, is not yet known. Three fire engines and a turntable ladder were at the scene.  BBC Radio Three reporter Alice Glossop, who was at the scene, said: "Smoke was billowing from the end of the terrace building in Fishermead and flames could be seen from the back of the building.  "The smoke spread to the roof of the second terraced property, next to it, and had started coming through the tiles of the third property's roof too.  Local families crowded around the street and nearby park with a lot of emergency service personnel in attendance, including three fire engines."

The major fire in Fishermead on Friday 7th August saw a partial building collapse, and required attendance by eight fire crews and the Red Cross.  By the time the fire was put out, the two houses worst affected suffered 90% damage from fire and smoke, while the third suffered 30% damage.

Over 25 fire fighters from across Buckinghamshire were in attendance to deal with the blaze, along with a crew from Brackley in Northamptonshire, Bucks and MK Fire’s Incident Command unit, an Operational Support Unit and support from the Red Cross.  A turntable ladder, a PPV fan and four sets of breathing apparatus were among the equipment used.

Three further inspections of the properties affected took place on Saturday 8th August 2015, while relief crews were also still in attendance at that time.

Bucks and MK Fire have also confirmed an investigation will take place into the causes of the fire.

Story collated by Liz Turnbull.

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