Details emerge from Aylesbury fire which caused traffic havoc

The road has reopened, but firefighters remain on the scene
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The fire which caused traffic havoc in Aylesbury this morning (February 4), started in a pub's boiler room.

Emergency service responders were called to the scene at 7am, the A413 Wendover Road was closed between the Esso Garage and Aylesbury police station as the authorities made the area safe.

Spreading through to the roof, the pub has been damaged by both smoke and fire.

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Bucks Fire and Rescue Service

Three fire engines and crews from the Bucks Fire and Rescue Service were sent to the building which also serves as a hotel.

A Bucks Fire and Rescue spokesman said: "Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, thermal image camera and small gear. All persons were accounted for. Electric and gas supplies were isolated."

Thames Valley Police reopened the road at 8:20am, firefighters remain on the scene damping down the property.

Traffic had grinded to a halt in Aylesbury as a result of the fire, due to large schools being nearby.

Witness reports suggest a domino effect, meant many motorists faced significant rush hour delays on connecting roads.