One person in hospital and cats missing after Buckland cattery fire

One person has been taken to hospital and four cats are missing after a fire at a cattery yesterday.

A fire broke out at Buckland Cattery, located in Buckland, near Aylesbury, around 2pm yesterday.

Firefighters from Aylesbury, Buckingham and High Wycombe were dispatched to the scene, where an outhouse was engulfed in flames.

The fire spread to two other outbuildings, two sheds, trees and a hedge.

The cattery was engulfed in flames [Nic Gerasch]

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Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed one person was taken to hospital and 12 cats were removed from an outhouse before crews arrived on the scene.

According to firefighters, four cats are still missing.

Bucks Free Press: Smoke from the fire was visible from afar [Nic Gerasch]Smoke from the fire was visible from afar [Nic Gerasch]

Three hose reel jets were needed to bring the fire under control, along with a thermal imaging camera and breathing apparatus.

At least one crew remained on the scene late into the evening to douse the remnants of the fire and prevent the fire from reigniting.

Buckland Cattery, located at Bees Cottage, is a boarding house that cares for cats when their owners are away.

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