DRONE images have captured an emergency operation as smoke is seen spewing out of a houseboat in Reading.

A large number of fire crews have been spotted at the scene of a fire in Caversham.

The resident who captured the aerial images from above said emergency services have now left the scene.

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Earlier today, The Chronicle was told by an eyewitness that a fire had started next to the river in The Warren, Reading.

The witness said a houseboat on the river had caught on fire.

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Images taken earlier today shows smoke billowing from underneath the property.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service has been contacted for an update.

More to come.