No house fires in Brackley for over a year, then two in 24 hours

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FIREFIGHTERS attended two house fires in Brackley within 24 hours this week.

Just before 9.30am on Thursday, November 17 crews from Brackley and Buckingham were called to a block of flats in Charterhouse Close.

Watch manager Wilf Fox said the fire was in the hallway of a flat which was unoccupied at the time and there were no injuries. The fire resulted in minor damage and the cause is unknown.

Then at 4.28am, Friday, November 18, crews from Brackley, Towcester, and Buckingham were called to the Lakefield Nursery in Banbury Road.

Brackley crew manager Mick Hawes said: “There was severe damage to the ground floor but most of the damage was around the bathroom.

“Two people escaped the fire before we arrived, but one mature gentleman was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation, but his injuries were not life threatening.”

Mr Hawes said the fire had also damaged to the electrics in the Victorian building forcing the nursery to close for the day.

It is thought the two fires were the first house fires in Brackley since an arson attack on a flat in Winston Crescent in July 2010.