An outbuilding containing items ‘worth £5,000’ was completely destroyed by a fire on Saturday.

Firefighters from three stations tackled the blaze in Finchampstead Road shortly after 2pm, which had partially affected another property, according to the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Owner Zena Stone said the shed had been custom built with a brick foundation, attic and slate-tiled roof.

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“I’m very stressed, which I could do without right now,” said Ms Stone.

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She continued: “We can’t afford to just lose £5,000-worth of stuff.”

The shed housed bins, camping gear and a mountain bike Ms Stone said was worth £2,500.

Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels and one main jet to extinguish the fire over the course of almost an hour and a half.

"As a result of the fire, the outbuilding was completely destroyed," said a spokesperson for Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service.