“Didcot RRT mobilised to assist at Burst water main in Oxford”
A water main burst in an Oxford street causing significant flooding in the early hours of Tuesday 23rd September 2014.
Thames Water said a 24in (60cm) water pipe burst just after 05:00 BST in Normandy Crescent near Cowley affecting 50 properties.
Fire and rescue crews helped 25 people leave their homes and rescue belongings. Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue confirmed it had a special pumping unit from Banbury on scene to try to remove the water, along with four engines, an incident support unit and an incident command team.