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Bletchley Flats Evacuated Due To Burning Smell

On Sunday 21st March, Emergency Services were called to Stephenson House, Wetherburn Court in Bletchley, due to concerns over burning smells coming from the flats.


A large amount of crew was needed to assess and deal with the incident.


Three Fire Engines and crews from West Ashland station, two from Broughton one from Leighton Buzzard, aswell as an incident command unit from Berkshire and five officers.


A precuationary partial evacuation took place place and firefighters used a turntable ladder, a 13.5-metre ladder and working-at-height equipment to remove three external panels. They discovered charred insulation material but no fire and are investigating the cause.


Firefighters and Thames Valley Police organised a phased return of people to their flats from about 4.30pm.


The number of attending crews was reduced during the afternoon, with the last crew leaving at 6.45pm and a reinspection carried out at 9pm.


No-body was injured and the property was deemed safe for residents to return to.


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