27.7.16 Dozens of fire crews battled major fire at derelict Madison Hotel


Hotel damage is suspected arson attack in Swindon

Fire crews from across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire battled the major fire at the derelict Madison Hotel on Oxford Road.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue were called to the scene at 6pm on the evening of 27th July 2016, and found a well developed fire in the roof of the large building.

Nearby roads were closed, including: the A419 slip-road to White Hart Roundabout, and Oxford Road. There was heavy traffic in the area.

Nine fire crews were in attendance, from Swindon, Stratton, Westlea, Chippenham, Malmesbury, Fairford, Cirencester and Faringdon.

They were being supported by water carriers from Royal Wootton Bassett and Ramsbury and aerial appliances from Swindon and Gloucester, and an incident command vehicle from Stratton.

Five main jets and two water towers were being used to tackle the blaze.

No injuries were reported.

Six children from Swindon, aged between 13 and 16, were arrested in connection with the incident.

Story collated by Liz Turnbull.

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Registered Office:  Southwold House, 66 Botley Road, Park Gate, Southampton, United Kingdom

Company number: 07810000