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Passenger describes 'thick, dense fog' on M40

A passenger has described seeing "thick dense fog" on the M40 at the time of a fatal crash involving 30 cars.

"It was thick dense fog and you could only see a couple of cars in front at the time," Zara Smith told ITV News.

Ms Smith said she had been at a standstill for more than an hour and a half.

"People were starting to walk around," she added.

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Foggy scene of M40 crash

Pictures posted on Twitter show cars at a standstill in foggy conditions on the M40, following a crash involving 30 vehicles.

Drivers and passengers could also be seen standing around.

Zara Smith tweeted: "Lots of people were walking around but the police are working hard to turn us round."

M40 crash: 'Too early' to know severity of injuries

An ambulance spokeswoman has said it is too early to know the severity of the injuries suffered by drivers after a "major collision" between 30 cars on the M40.

It is quite a major collision. We were called at 7.48am to reports of a multiple road traffic collision on the M40, junctions 9 to 10 northbound.

I understand that there are about 30 vehicles involved.

We are currently assessing in excess of 30 patients.

We have a lot of resources on the scene - ambulances, our helicopter ambulance, rapid response vehicles, our doctor and our hazardous area response team.

Fire and police are also at the scene.

– South Central Ambulance Service

Thirty vehicles involved in M40 crash

Thirty vehicles have been involved in a crash on the M40 in Oxfordshire.

Emergency service crews are responding to a major incident on the M40. Credit: Google Maps

Emergency services were called to the scene on the M40 between junctions 9 and 10 near Bicester in Oxfordshire, just before 7.50am.

A South Central Ambulance Service spokeswoman said they are currently assessing more than 30 patients.

Thames Valley Police have advised that the M40 near Oxford is closed to due to a "multiple vehicle collision".

The area was reported to be busy with traffic as families begin their half-term getaway.

Oxfordshire building fire 'reignites in strong winds'

One of the buildings that police believe was targeted by in an arson attack overnight has burst back into flames after strong winds fanned the dying embers of last night's blaze.

ITV News Correspondent Dan Rivers reports that fire crews have returned to tackle the fire and has tweeted this image from the scene.

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Red Cross offering support after Oxfordshire fires

The British Red Cross has said its volunteers are offering "practical and emotional support" following a devastating spate of suspected arson attacks in Oxfordshire.

Around 30 residents in Roke Marsh have been evacuated to a nearby village hall as the police and fire service investigate.

Resident saw 'flames getting higher and higher'

Eyewitness Ian Negus has described seeing "30-40ft flames" coming from the South Oxfordshire Council building.

Ian Augus describing the scene of the council building blaze to ITV News. Credit: ITV News

"I could hear popping, cracking and hissing," Mr Augus told ITV News.

"There was 30-40ft flames getting higher and higher, I just could not believe it.

"The centre of the building was on fire."

Aerial footage has revealed the extent of the damage to the building.

Resident describes 'horrific scene' after cottage fire

A resident evacuated from his property in South Oxfordshire following a suspected arson attack has described the "horrific" scene.

Simon Williams speaking to ITV News. Credit: ITV News

Simon Williams was among 30 people who were evacuated from nearby properties in Roke Marsh following a fire at a thatched cottage.

He told ITV News: "There was flames flying over the fence, and embers flying into the garden and onto our property.

"There were strong winds in the middle of the night so it was absolutely horrific."

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