By Raveena Hargun
The heatwave had destroyed people’s homes with fire and there were a few wildfires, but this heat wave was a red weather warning which was 40 degrees which has been the highest temperature in the UK for years.
The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue service had worked so hard during the heatwave because a lot of people’s homes were destroyed by fire because of the heatwave and there were a few wildfires as well.
In Reading there were six residents that were evacuated because of a huge fire that was on Red Cottage Drive in Calcot. South Ambulance were called too however the Fire and Rescue Services were there to handle the fire overnight.
There were about fifty firefighters were at the scene to stop the blaze and according to Police reported, there was no injuries. The Calcot Infant school helped the evacuated people and other member who could not get access to their homes as well.
Another fire that happened in Reading was a Southcote wildfire in the open area on circuit land. The blaze took hold of fields South of Southcote lock and the river Kennet.
Six fire engines were called from Wokingham Road, Caversham Road, Crowthorne, Whitley Wood Theale and Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue also attended to the scene. This lasted two hours because firefighters got there very quickly and tackled it before it had spread even further.
Berkshire Fire Fighters said they had faced their busiest days for this year’s heatwave since records began.
Thank you to emergency services who did a great job during this heatwave.