Reading flats evacuated after fire breaks out overnight

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Residents had to be rescued following a fire at a block of flats in Reading.

The blaze broke out in the early hours of Sunday morning (13 February) in Royal Court on Kings Road.

The building was evacuated and one person has been treated for smoke inhalation. No one is thought to be missing.

Thames Valley Police said an investigation is underway to work out what caused the fire.

The force said emergency services were called to the scene at around 3.30am.

Photographs from the scene show a large fire crew presence.

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Diversions are in place around Kings Road.

Reading Buses said some of its services are being disrupted by the closure and passengers should check before travelling.