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Fire crews tackle Leamington Blaze

Firefighters from Warwickshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service have spent the last few hours tackling and damping down at a blaze at homes in Tachbrook Road, Leamington

The fire is believed to have started in a shed in the back garden in one of the properties on Tachbrook Road. It then spread rapidly across a plastic lean to and set light to the house. On arrival crews tackled the blaze breaking through the roof space of the houses to stop it spreading any further. Three houses suffered severe fire damage. All homes on the row were evacuated. None of the residents were injured.

Crews from Leamington, Kenilworth, Nuneaton, Wellesbourne, Atherstone and Stratford were in attendance along with a hydraulic platform and a command support unit. 

Incident Commander, Simon Ellershaw said:
“Before our arrival there were reports of mini explosions coming from the back of the property. Crews had to tackle both the blaze in the garden as well as attempting to stop the fire from spreading to neighbouring properties.

“It is possible that the explosions were caused by either LPG cylinders which may have been stored in the shed or it could have been down to the fire affecting a nearby electrical supply. A small corden was put in place around the houses and the electrical supply to neighbouring houses has been affected. The cause of the fire will now be investigated.

Eon - Central Networks were onsite and were hoping to reconnect the supply to houses in the surrounding areas as soon as it was safe to do so.