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UPDATE: A404 reopened after field fire breaks out in Little Marlow

Firefighters tackle garage fire in Maidenhead

11pm: The A404 has reopened but the road between the Marlow roundabout and Winchbottom Lane remains closed.

The fire is now under control, but it spread to industrial units and a warehouse, connected to a property, which has been 'severely damaged', according to Thames Valley Police.

An investigation into the fire has been launched. Nobody was seriously hurt during the blaze but some people were treated by ambulance staff at the scene.

Superintendent Rebecca Mears, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank motorists in and around the area for their patience.

“We have been working to get the road open as soon as possible, but we have to wait for the area to be safe to do so.”

8pm: The A404 remains closed in both directions, with diversions in place.

Traffic can exit the M40 at junction 4, but instead of joining the A404 southbound join Wycombe Road southbound. Wycombe Road will take motorists to the A4155.

For northbound traffic the instructions are reversed.


7.15pm: South Central Ambulance Service has advised residents nearby to go indoors.

It has tweeted: "The fire is causing smoke in the Marlow area and therefore please could we ask people in this area to go in, close your windows and doors and log on for the latest updates."

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Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has tweeted that the fire has affected a wide area.

5.30pm: About 20 fire engines have been sent to a field fire near the Wyevale Garden Centre in Little Marlow, which has forced the A404 to be closed.

Bucks and MK Fire first tweeted about the incident shortly after 4.30 pm this afternoon (Monday) and said the fire affected an area of about 10 acres.

A high-volume water pump and four water tankers are also at the scene.

Plumes of smoke can be seen in the sky from Maidenhead town centre and is also causing a hazard on the A404.

Police have closed it between the Handy Cross roundabout and Bisham in both directions. They have also closed the A4155 between Marlow and Bourne End.

It is not yet known what has caused the fire or the extent of the damage, but firefighters have urged drivers to avoid the area.

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