Fire crews from across Berkshire have spent the evening tackling a house fire in Canon Hill Way.
The alert was raised at about 6.10pm and seven fire engines from fire stations including Maidenhead, Slough and Reading rushed to the scene.
Firefighters entered the house and tried to tackle the blaze from the inside but as the flames continued to grow, they withdrew for their own safety.
The crews then used four hoses from outside the house to douse the flames and plumes of grey smoke could be seen billowing into the air.
The house has suffered significant fire damage but crews managed to salvage a number of valuable items from inside.
Nobody was injured in the incident.
During the lengthy operation, Windsor Road was closed to traffic in both directions and at the time of the incident, traffic stretched back 500 metres along the A308.
Crews are still on the scene and a fire investigation is currently ongoing to find out how the fire started.
Firefighters are likely to stay there until the early hours of the morning.
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