A chimney fire spread through the roof of the White Horse Public House in Duns Tew in North Oxfordshire on the night of Saturday 6th April 2013. No-one was hurt. Around twenty firefighters from Oxfordshire County Council's Fire & Rescue Service attended the blaze.
The pub landlady, Sarah Inwood, said villagers had helped with the clean-up overnight. She thanked both her neighbours and the fire service. The damage has been secured with scaffolding, and builders are working on repairs. The pub was open for Sunday lunch.
“I believe the initial action taken by arriving fire crews prevented the whole roof of the pub becoming involved therefore mitigating the overall damage to the property, hopefully this will assist with the pub getting back to business as quick as is possible”
– Group Manager John Nixon, Oxfordshire County Council Fire & Rescue Service
A woman has died in a house fire in Thame in Oxfordshire. Oxfordshire County Council Fire & Rescue Service were called to the property at Green Way in the town at about 3.25pm on Wednesday 20 February. There was a fire in the living room and heavy smoke throughout the building.
The fire service and Thames Valley Police are carrying out a joint investigation.
A pregnant woman has had to be rescued from a burning house in Oxfordshire overnight. She was trapped along with a man in a flat two floors above a cafe in Market Place, Banbury at around 3.15am. The cause of the fire is thought to have been a faulty electrical appliance.