Dozens of fire crews battle major fire at derelict Madison Hotel

Dozens of fire crews from across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire are battling a major fire at the derelict Madison Hotel on Oxford Road.

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Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue were called to the scene at 6pm this evening, 27 July, and found a well developed fire in the roof of the large building.

Nearby roads have been closed, including: the A419 slip-road to White Hart Roundabout, Oxford Road (Sainsbury’s and Toys R Us). There is heavy traffic in the area.

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Nine fire crews are in attendance, from Swindon (two), Stratton, Westlea, Chippenham, Malmesbury, Fairford, Cirencester and Faringdon.

They are being supported by water carriers from Royal Wootton Bassett and Ramsbury, aerial appliances from Swindon and Gloucester, and an incident command vehicle from Stratton.

Five main jets and two water towers are being used to tackle the blaze, and no injuries have been reported.

A fire investigation will start once the blaze is extinguished and the scene is safe.