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Homes flooded as pipe that serves hospital bursts

The burst pipe flooded Broughton Road Credit: Eynsham Fire Station

Houses in Banbury have been left with flood damage after a water main burst yesterday.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue said firefighters were called to the scene in Broughton Road at about 11.30am, where the road was severely flooded due to the burst pipe.

Water was also entering into a number of basements in adjacent homes, which firefighters had to pump out.

Thames Water were on the scene fairly rapidly and therefore managed to instigate an early isolation of the burst main. This in itself was complicated by the fact that the main served the Horton Hospital and therefore an alternative mains supply was required to serve the hospital. Our firefighters are now quite experienced at dealing with flooding and their quick actions also helped to limit the impact of this incident.

– Station Manager Nick Bourke

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An aerial view of the Madejski Stadium in Reading

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Sir John Madejski, Reading FC co-chairman


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Firefighters on way to blaze injured in engine crash

Four firefighters have been injured when the fire engine they were travelling in crashed on its way to a house fire.

It happened on Headley Road, in Grayshott - the vehicle hit a tree. One of the firefighters had to be cut free.

All of those hurt were taken to Southampton General Hospital. Emma Wilkinson reports.

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