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Fire broke out in a factory in Copyground Lane, High Wycombe

| April 19, 2023

Firefighters at the scene of the fire in Copyground Lane, High Wycombe.

At 2.50am on the morning of Tuesday 18th April 2023 firefighters were called to a fire in a commercial building in Copyground Lane, High Wycombe.

When the firefighters arrived at the scene they discovered a fully developed fire in the ground floor of a two-storey commercial building which was generating smoke in the area. The building was completely on fire.

Ten appliances and crews, five officers and an operational support unit were in attendance at the height of the fire. Fire appliances and crews attended from the following fire stations:

  • High Wycombe
  • Beaconsfield
  • Amersham
  • Maidenhead (Control Unit)
  • Slough
  • Aylesbury
  • Windsor, Tinkers Lane
  • Whitley Wood
  • The Operational Support Unit from Marlow

During the operation to extinguish the fire the firefighters used:

  • Six sets of breathing apparatus
  • Two main jets
  • A thermal imaging camera
  • Two hose reel jet
  • An aerial ladder
  • Operational Support Unit used to support BA operations
  • Command unit
  • Two positive pressure ventilation fans
  • Breaking in equipment
  • A ground monitor

The electricity supply to the building was isolated.


Firefighters at the scene of the fire in Copyground Lane, High Wycombe.

Thames Valley Police also attended the incident to help establish a scene cordon. The road was closed while the firefighters were in attendance.

Smoke remained present in the area until around 12.00pm, approximately ten hours after the fire was first discovered. Local residents and businesses were advised to keep doors and windows closed.

The incident response was scaled back shortly before 7.00am however firefighters remained at scene throughout the day turning over, damping down and monitoring for hot spots.


The remains of the burnt out factory following the fire in Copyground Lane, High Wycombe.

*Source of article : Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service ‘Incident Updates’.

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