A fire broke out in a Reading flat on Sunday, requiring emergency crews from four fire stations.

Smoke could be seen billowing from the first floor bedroom window in Shaftesbury Road after 8.30pm.

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Equipped with breathing apparatus and two hoses, four firefighters entered the building and extinguished the fire over the course of almost one and a half hours.

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The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service crews, from Whitley Wood, Caversham Road, Wokingham and Bracknell fire stations, then ventilated the area.