Around 50 firefighters have been dealing with a large fire in Maidenhead Town Centre this morning.
Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service say the fire broke out in a derelict building in Queens Street just before 2am on Tuesday 12th March.
Firefighters from Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and London have been on the scene this morning.
Councillor Simon Dudley, who's the Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, says the fire started in a derelict nightclub building in an area of the town which is earmarked for regeneration.
Firefighters have confirmed no one has been injured and they've since confirmed they're scaling down their operation.
Update on #MaidenheadFire. We are now scaling down operations as the fire is now under control. We expect to remain on the scene for a significant amount of time while we deal with remaining pockets of fire. Expect disruption locally during the afternoon @TVP_Maidenhead @RBWM— Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (@RBFRSofficial) March 12, 2019
🚨SHOUT🚨 Blue & On-Call Watch have been dealing with a very large fire in a derelict club on Queen St, #Maidenhead since the early hours of 12/03/19.— Maidenhead Fire Station (@MaidenheadFS) March 12, 2019
Crews have worked tirelessly alongside multiple crews from @RBFRSofficial @Bucksfire & @LondonFire (continued in comments)... pic.twitter.com/Wi6uYb1cbU
Earlier, Councillor Dudley told us more about the incident.
Throughout the morning updates have been posted on social media.
We’re currently on scene at a large fire in Maidenhead town centre with @RBFRSofficial @MaidenheadFS. Most of the town centre is closed at this time due to safety cordons, please avoid the area until it is clear #P5409 pic.twitter.com/wa8O0TpEiM— TVP Maidenhead (@TVP_Maidenhead) March 12, 2019
The Broadway car park is closed due to the fire in #Maidenhead. Roads closed and affected by the fire are Broadway, Queen Street, King Street, High Street and Park Street. @RBFRSofficial pic.twitter.com/q4znXd9OvY— RBWM (@RBWM) March 12, 2019
There are significant amounts of smoke in #Maidenhead due to the fire. If you can avoid the area please do. Road closures are still in place, Broadway car park is closed and @NicholsonsSC is currently closed. pic.twitter.com/SRoQTXaLOm— RBWM (@RBWM) March 12, 2019