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Fire crews deployed to floods

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Volunteers firefighters from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service have been deployed to Berkshire to help with the severe flooding that has hit the south of country.

Six firefighters, who are trained to operate high volume pumps, left Lancashire on Saturday and since then they have spent many hours pumping water away from roads and properties around Newbury in Berkshire.

Yesterday the six firefighters will be replaced by another six firefighters. The replacement firefighters, who come from across Lancashire, will report for duty once they arrive and wait to receive instructions from the Chief Fire Officer’s Association National Resilience Coordinator. It is anticipated that these firefighters will remain in the area until Friday at the earliest.

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