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Fire at Kemble Drive, Cirencester


At 07:01 this morning, Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service received a 999 call to a fire at  Kemble Drive.

A fire engine from Cirencester arrived on scene within three minutes, forcing entry into the property.

Further three fire engines from Cirencester, Tetbury and Fairford also attended. Sixty per cent of the ground floor maisonette was severely damaged by fire. Firefighters used one water jet, two hose reels, four breathing apparatus and a thermal imaging camera.

Fire investigators and the police are conducting a joint investigation to establish the cause of the fire.

Fire crews will be at the scene for the remainder of the day reassuring local residents.

John Beard, assistant chief fire officer, said: “This incident highlights the importance of working smoke alarms.”

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