We understand that the Maylands Avenue Estate will be closed to public access for some time, and in any case, at least until the fire is exstinguished. There is apparently a great deal of damage to buildings on the estate particularly to the east of Maylands Avenue.

We will maintain contact with the emergency services to obtain news as it unfolds. Advice to people working on the estate is to stay at home and contact their workplace for directions.

Whilst the situation remains fluid we are concious that the state of available information is limited but we will work to ensure that as new information breaks we will post it on this site.