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Cars on fire at Reading Festival

Fire at Reading Festival (picture from Steve Wallis)
The fire service said the cause of the blaze would be investigated

Firefighters have tackled a huge blaze at Reading Festival involving 19 vehicles in a car park.

The alarm was raised at about 1600 BST when smoke was seen billowing into the air by music fans at the event.

The fire was under control at 1700 BST and no-one was injured. The cause is under investigation.

The three-day festival began on Friday and is expected to attract more than 75,000 people. Police have so far recorded 101 offences - mainly thefts.

Music fans enjoyed headliners Rage Against the Machine on Friday night with The Killers topping the bill on Saturday.

Officers have made 25 arrests.




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