Fire service battle huge fire on building site at Oakgrove

Fire at Oakgrove. Pic: Gill Taylor
Fire at Oakgrove. Pic: Gill Taylor

Fire services have been called to a serious fire at a building site behind Waitrose at Oakgrove.

It’s believed the fire started around 5pm in the top floor of an apartment block on a new development and engulfed the building in 20 minutes.

Witness Gill Taylor said: “It’s a huge fire and there are about five or six fire engines here. The fire started in one of the empty apartment blocks which I believe are all sold. The fire has really taken hold with lots of flames and smoke.

“Police are also here as I believe a nearby block of flats is occupied so they may evacuating the building.”