Eight fire crews called to overnight fire at Wolverton tower block

    Eight fire crews were called out overnight to a fire at a tower block of flats in Wolverton, Milton Keynes.

    The fire happened at 1.16am this morning in the ground-floor cupboard at The Gables, an 11-storey block of flats on St Georges Way in Wolverton.

    Two appliances and crews from Great Holm, one from Newport Pagnell, one from Bletchley, one from Broughton, one from Buckingham, one from Mereway, one from Woodstock and five officers attended.

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    Firefighters used two hose reels, four sets of breathing apparatus, a fan, a ladder and a thermal imaging camera.

    Milton Keynes Council, who own the block, set up a rest centre and helped one resident who needed alternate accommodation overnight.

    Some residents were evacuated from the building until around 6am this morning. No major injuries have been reported.

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