Horton Fire – Porsche Business In Flames
The fire started some time shortly before 9.50pm on Monday evening at Ashgood Farm. One of the buildings, used by Ashgood Porsche Specialist Car Dealers in which cars were stored was on fire. Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) said “Crews from Langley, Slough, Windsor and an Incident Command Unit from Maidenhead, along with two Officers were sent to the scene”. London Fire Brigade (LFB) also sent two appliances to support the incident response.
“Six firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using five hose reels, two water jets and two hydrants. Crews remained on the scene for damping down and a re-inspection of the property was carried out the following morning”. In total 6 fire appliances and a command vehicle attended, and the fire was brought under control quite quickly.
Ashgood Porsche Specialist Car Dealers as their name suggests, deal in classic Porsche cars, their current advertised stock range in price from £55,000 up to £164,000, and has an approximate total value in excess of £1.6m. However we don’t know how many of the cars were stored in the building at the time of the fire.
Unfortunately at least two cars were destroyed although some were rescued, although undoubtedly damaged to some extent. The building is being assessed, but again undoubtedly suffered significant damage.
We hope that Ashgood Porsche Specialist Car Dealers are soon back on their feet, and suffer minimal financial loss.
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