Several people seriously injured following house fire in east Reading home - Paul Childs Keller Williams

A NUMBER of people have been seriously injured following a fire that broke out overnight at an east Reading house.

All three emergency services were called to the home in Erleigh Road after the blaze started just after 1.30am on Wednesday, April 5.

Although the fire has been extinguished, an investigation is underway to find out what happened.

A house fire in Erleigh Road, east Reading, has left people seriously injured Picture: Phil Creighton

Superintendent Zahid Aziz from Thames Valley Police said: “Unfortunately as a result of this fire, several people have been injured, and some of these are serious.

“The fire was contained at a single property, and no adjoining properties have been affected.

“The family affected by this fire will be offered support, and we have commenced a joint investigation with Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service.

“Our officers will remain at the scene for some time to come.”