Little Marlow fire – *updated* with video footage

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Fire in Little Marlow
Overhead image of fire (c) @Bucksfire

Congratulations to Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, Thames Valley Police and South Central Ambulance Service who were all involved in dealing with a huge fire (see video below) in fields near the garden centre in Little Marlow.

The first of around 90 calls regarding a fire came in at around 4.30pm Mon 2nd July.

The following detail has been provided by the Fire and Rescue Service:


Due to the fire and visibility issues from the smoke, road closures were put in place on the A404 between Handy Cross and Bisham.

The A404 has now re-opened.

The A4155 between Marlow and Bourne End was also closed. The road between the Marlow roundabout and Winchbottom Lane remains closed at this time.

The fire spread to industrial units and a warehouse, which was connected to a property, which has been severely damaged. The fire is now under control 

This incident has also been attended by ambulance crews and specialist resources from South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.

No-one has been seriously hurt but a number of people were treated by ambulance staff at the scene.

An investigation has started to establish the cause of the fire.

Superintendent Rebecca Mears, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank motorists in and around the area for their patience.

“We have been working to get the road open as soon as possible, but we have to wait for the area to be safe to do so.”

Video of the fire, courtesy Seth Jones:

And from Neil Wragg, soon after it started:

One of the most retweeted images highlighting the efforts of a firefighter to reach the fire

A photo showing how dark and dense that smoke was

Smoke billows over the closed A404 – the fire managed to “jump” the road into the field the other side…

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