House Fire in Gillotts Lane – Suspected Arson

Update 20 March 1230

Thames Valley Police was called at 3.40pm yesterday (19/3) by the fire service to a report that an empty building was on fire in Gillotts Lane, Henley-on-Thames. No one was injured however the property sustained extensive damage. Officers assisted with a road closure in the area while the fire service attended. The fire is being treated as suspected arson and enquiries are ongoing. Anyone who has any information about the incident should contact the 24-hour Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101 quoting the reference number 43190084298.

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Update 1747

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue have posted the above photo and statement

Fire Crews from both Oxfordshire County Council Fire & Rescue Service and Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service have been dealing with a serious fire involving a property near to Gillots School in Henley.

Six crews were called just before 3:30pm this afternoon and on arrival the first crews from Henley Fire Station were faced with a large two storey property near the school fully involved in fire.

Smoke from the fire could be seen from across most of the town whilst firefighters brought the fire under control, assisted by School staff working to keep pupils and vehicles away from the area.

Crews will be at the scene into the evening, dealing with hot spots and making sure the fire is fully extinguished.

The fire is currently being investigated by Fire investigation officers, in conjunction with Thames Valley Police.

Update 1645

Police have just issued this statement:

Police and Fire Service on scene at a property on Gillotts Lane, Henley-On-Thames as reports of a house fire. No persons injured and Emergency Services are expected to be on scene for some time. No through access however limited access to the school and leisure centre.

 

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Reports are coming in of a house on fire in Gillotts Lane.

The house is located opposite Gillotts School entrance.

Seven fire engines were at the scene.

Both entrances to Gillotts Lane are closed (off Greys Road and Harpsden Road)

Further updates will be posted as they come in.

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