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‘Back-firing bike’ led to blaze which damaged Buckingham flats

By June 24, 2015May 16th, 2017Fire

Residents were taken to hospital with burn injuries after fire damaged a block of flats in Buckingham following a petrol tank explosion ‘caused by a back-firing’ bike.

The fire in Whitehead Way, at around 4pm on Tuesday, caused damage to the outside of the flats, which are owned by Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust, and also involved a van, car and three motorbikes.

Firefighters rescued a woman from a second-floor flat. She was not injured – but another woman suffering from shock and two men suffering from burns were taken to hospital.

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