Berkshire

Thatcham house destroyed in fire

A woman has been taken to hospital after fire destroyed her house in Berkshire.

Crews were called to Park Avenue, Thatcham, at 2030 GMT on Friday.

The woman, who was led to safety, was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital as a precaution after breathing in smoke and an investigation has started into its cause.

At its height up to 25 firefighters tackled the blaze which took 10 hours to extinguish.

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