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UPDATE: 'Large-scale' field fire in Holyport 'contained and under control'

'Large-scale' field fire breaks out in Holyport

Photos: Toby Parbery and Ian Longthorne

5.52pm: All road closures in Holyport have been lifted and firefighters remain at the scene.

Drivers have reported long delays in the area, with a knock-on effect stretching back to Maidenhead.


Update 3.52pm: Firefighters are now reporting the fire is now contained and under control.

Thames Valley Police says nobody is in danger.


Firefighters are tackling a 'large-scale' field fire that has broken out near Stompits Road in Holyport.

Smoke can be seen rising above the village, and police have advised members of the public to avoid the area.

Ascot Road has been closed towards Holyport at J8/9 and parents collecting their children from school have been warned to call ahead.

The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service has tweeted to say a number of its crews are at a 'large field fire'. Crews are likely to be at the incident for a 'significant amount of time'.

Nearby householders affected by smoke should close their windows, it added.

About 60 firefighters on are on the scene. 

Updates to follow.

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