A woman was taken to hospital after a boat house caught on fire in Caversham over the weekend.

Emergency services have given an update on the fire which took more than four hours to put out.

Shortly after 12pm on Sunday, April 4, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a fire at a property at The Warren in Caversham.

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A woman was rescued and taken to hospital.

Crews from Dee Road, Wokingham Road, Whitley Wood, Wokingham and Mortimer fire stations were sent to the scene, alongside two appliances from Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The Four Wheel Drive Pump and Incident Command Unit from Maidenhead, specialist boats from Caversham Road and the Operational Support Unit from Whitley Wood also attended the major incident.

A spokesman said the fire was coming from the ground floor of the boat house, spreading and causing damage to the first and second floors.

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They said: "Six firefighters wearing breathing apparatus worked to extinguish the fire using three hose reels, with the main jet and working at height equipment also used.

"One woman was placed into the care of South Central Ambulance Service. The Environment Agency and Thames Valley Police also attended to assist with resolving the incident."

The fire took four hours and 12 minutes in total to put out.

Crews then remained at the scene for the rest of the day as fire engines from Bracknell, Langley and Newbury fire stations ensured that there were no hot spots and the scene was safe.