Firefighters dealt with a fire at a academic building in Walton Street this afternoon.

Four fire engines attended the scene and smoke was seen billowing out of Oxford University's Clarendon Press Institute, between the junctions for Beaumont Street and Little Clarendon Street.

About 20 firefighters tackled the flames. 

It is understood the blaze started in an office on the second floor of the Clarendon Institute.

Eyewitnesses said the fire service arrived promptly after the alarm was raised.

Oxford Mail:

Oxfordshire County Council spokesman Paul Smith confirmed that four fire engine crews from Rewley Road, Slade, Kidlington and Abingdon fire stations, one with a hydraulic platform, had been called to the scene at 1.45pm.

He added: "They have been dealing with a female adult with a cut to her head."

South Central Ambulance Service spokeswoman Michelle Archer said an ambulance crew and specialist paramedic had also been called at 13.58pm.

She added that one patient who "doesn't appear to be seriously injured" was assessed at the scene.

Oxford University spokeswoman Clare Woodcock said: "We are aware of a fire in the Clarendon Press Institute Building on Walton Street and are working with the emergency services who are on site.

"The Clarendon Press Institute houses members of the University’s Faculty of Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics and is also home to the Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit, the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and the Leopold Muller Memorial Library."

@TheOxfordMail Walton Street blaze getting bigger.....flames just seen😮

— Jessica Joseph (@jjosephsc) August 11, 2016