A major road has reopened after firefighters closed it as they tackled a blaze. 

The A420 was closed due to smoke billowing up from the field fire near Longcot in Faringdon.

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Six crews from across the county were on the scene, with them having battled the blaze since 5.30pm.

At the time, an Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue spokesperson has urged people to avoid the area.

They said: “Please take care during this hot weather when the increased risk of fire is significant.”


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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: sophie.perry@newsquest.co.uk

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