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Windsor Park Street Fire: Investigators probing cause of blaze

Windsor Park Street Fire: Investigators probing cause of blaze

Justin Burns

Windsor Park Street Fire: Investigators probing cause of blaze

Demolition work is continuing on the site of the biggest fire in Windsor since the castle went up in flames in November 1992.

The Royal Borough's building control team are still demolishing sections of the Grade II listed Georgian home at 9 Park Street.

A council spokeswoman said scaffolding is being removed today along with three chimneys that need knocking down.

She added it will continue tomorrow.

An investigation has also been started by fire officers at Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) to probe into what caused the inferno.

An RBFRS spokeswoman said today the incident was now closed and no crews were at the site where they spent nearly 36 hours.

She said: "The fire investigation officer was on scene this morning to start his work but the site is now the responsibility of the demolition team.

"We will issue the results of the fire investigation when it is completed."

UPDATE 12.43pm: Investigating officers from Thames Valley Police have said they are keeping an 'open mind' about the cause of the fire.

The cause of the inferno is being investigated by police and the Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Investigating officer, Detective Sergant John Slater said: “We are keeping an open mind as to the cause of the fire, which we are trying to establish alongside our partners at the fire service.

“Anyone with any information about the fire should call police via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.“

If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.


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