Fire in stables at Hook Norton Brewery


The Shire Horses are safe and in their field

Fire fighters have been tackling a blaze at Hook Norton Brewery. The fire broke out around lunchtime in the roof of the stables block.

The brewery’s three shire horses were safe as they were already in their field before the fire started.

The Brewery said that everyone was safely evacuated.

Fire fighters from Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue service currently remain on site damping down. They described the situation as “a large fire” and reported a significant number of fire appliances in attendance. People living locally were advised to close their windows, to stay in doors if possible and to stay away from the scene.  

Towards the end of lunchtime people in Hook Norton lost their power supplies as a result of the fire.

A spokesperson for National Grid told Banbury FM: “Following reports that the fire was close to our overhead electricity network, we used remote technology to turn off the high voltage network at about 2pm, resulting in a loss of power to about 900 customers.

“Our engineers then visited the site to carry out a safety assessment which established that it was safe to turn the high voltage network back on.

“All customers had their power supplies back on within an hour.

“However, the low voltage network supplying the brewery has been turned off as a precaution because of its proximity to the scene of the fire.”

The Brewery, Brewery shop, Visitor Centre and Malthouse Kitchen were closed all day but will reopen on Tuesday.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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