UPDATE: Electrical fire sees major Leamington Road blocked

Firefighters at the scene. Photo: Bethany Spall.
Firefighters at the scene. Photo: Bethany Spall.

A section of Tachbrook Road in Leamington has been cordoned off following an underground electrical fire.

Police have cordoned off a section of the road from Ranelagh Terrace to where the road meets Old Warwick Road.

The site.

The site.

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service said the road was cordoned off following an underground fire 'involving electrics'.

Western Power Distribution are attending and requested that Warwickshire Fire and Rescue service remain.

At present one fire engine is on the scene.

Resultant congestion is causing some to turn-around in the road and travel in another direction.

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service later issued a statemen: "At 1221 hours on the 12th March 2018 Warwickshire Fire Control received calls to Tachbrook Road, Leamington to smoke issuing.

"One fire engine from Leamington Fire Station was mobilised.

"It was confirmed that this fire involved electrics which were underground.

"Firefighters stood by with extinguishers and the junction box was isolated. Police were in attendance to close off the road. Western power attended and the incident was left with them."