Firefighters battling huge blaze near Reading FC grounds

10 March 2020, 08:52

Flames have engulfed the industrial unit
Flames have engulfed the industrial unit. Picture: Luke Horton
Rachael Kennedy

By Rachael Kennedy

Firefighters are battling an enormous fire that has engulfed an industrial building in Reading.

Photos of the incident on social media show huge flames and smoke billowing from the area on Stadium Way, in Tilehurst.

In a statement, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed its firefighters were on the scene to tackle the blaze.

It added: "Please avoid the area if possible while our crews deal with incident."

The building is on Stadium Way in Tilehurst
The building is on Stadium Way in Tilehurst. Picture: Luke Horton

Reading City Football Club said the fire did not affect its Rivermoor grounds in a tweet responding to concerned fans who noted its location nearby.

The club said: "Thankfully the ground is fine and the fire is on Stadium Way Trading Estate at the other side of the railway tracks from us."

It is not currently clear what caused the fire, or whether anyone has been injured.