Two people are missing and feared dead after a suspected arson attack on a Reading block of flats. 

Police searching for the unaccounted people in Rowe Court said they “do not expect” there to be any more survivors, after one other person was confirmed dead this morning.

Emergency services will remain at the four-story building off Grovelands Road through the night (Wednesday to Thursday), but “rescue opportunities” have been “exhausted.”

"The teams have been working tirelessly since the early hours of this morning," Thames Valley Police wrote in a statement.

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"Following an extensive search, during which all rescue opportunities were exhausted, we can sadly confirm that we do not expect there to be any more survivors."

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Emergency services have been at the scene since 3am on Wednesday when the fire broke out, treating seven people for injuries and taking four to hospital.

Two residents were reported to have jumped from windows of the building to escape the flames trapping them inside.

Fifty firefighters from across Berkshire and Oxfordshire tackled the inferno at its height, leading residents to safety, but sadly one person was pronounced dead at the scene.

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This evening (Wednesday) Thames Valley Police said its officers remain at the scene where they are working to recover the victims and make the building safe.

Reading Chronicle: Emergency services at the scene of a fire in Rowe Court, ReadingEmergency services at the scene of a fire in Rowe Court, Reading

"Tomorrow, work will start to assess the structural damage to the building.

"This will be a complex operation which we expect to take some time. We will work to recover any of those people who were inside the building."

A 31-year-old man from Reading remains in custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder and arson.

Anyone concerned about loved ones, is asked to contact police online or call the Casualty Bureau on 0800 051 6079 or 020 7126 7641 from outside the UK.

A force spokesman added: "Finally, we'd like to thank everyone who has helped with this extremely challenging operation, including all the work done by partners and volunteers.

"We’d like to thank the people of Reading and beyond for their co-operation, patience and support at this difficult time."

Reading Borough Council are setting up temporary respite accommodation for those affected by the fire.