Serious fire involving electricity pylon between Adderbury and Deddington

13/09/2020

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“This was a serious fire that due to the electricity pylon had the potential to be really dangerous”

Crews from three fire stations dealt with a serious fire in sheds and outbuildings at a property midway between Adderbury and Deddington on Friday.   The situation was complicated as the fire had spread to an electricity pylon.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue received a call to the blaze at 5.26pm.   Crews from Banbury, Hook Norton and Kidlington attended.

Upon arrival the crews found flames and large amounts of smoke at the property. An electricity pylon had become involved in the fire and was arcing out near to the building.   The emergency services isolated the pylon from the electricity board.

Fire crews wore breathing apparatus and got the fire under control utilising water from a nearby swimming pool using a portable pump.

One female resident was taken to hospital by ambulance due to smoke inhalation

The Officer-in-Charge at the incident, Crew Manager Dan Evans said: “This was a serious fire that due to the electricity pylon had the potential to be really dangerous. The cause of the fire is still being investigated”.


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