EMERGENCY SERVICES had to attend a home in Woodley recently after a waste disposal unit caught fire.

Residents reported spotting Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service members and Thames Valley Police officers attending a home on Gemini Road, Woodley, in the early morning of Sunday, May 30.

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The presence of the crews caused speculation online, with reports on Facebook claiming that someone had set fire to a man-hole cover.

What had really happened however, was an incinerator waste disposal unit had been on fire and had spread to one of the homes nearby.

No-one was injured as a consequence of this however.

Thames Valley Police are currently asking anyone with information on the incident to get in touch.

Gemini Road, Woodley

Gemini Road, Woodley

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: "We were called at 4.38am on 30 May by the fire service to a fire in Gemini Road.

"The fire was at an incinerator waste disposal unit, which had then spread to a residential property.

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"Thankfully, no-one was injured.

"The force is conducting house to house enquiries, obtaining and reviewing CCTV, and carrying out forensic examinations.

"Anyone with information about the incident, is urged to contact the force online or call 101, quoting reference number 43210234324."