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Fire at three-storey block in Cowley, Oxford
About a dozen firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a blocks of flats in Cowley, Oxford.
A spokesman for Oxfordshire Fire Service said fire crews were called to the incident in Barns Road at 12.55pm today, near Templars Square shopping centre.
She added: "We are still at the scene and can't provide any further information at the moment."
A 43-year-old neighbour, who asked not to be named, said: "As far I'm aware a bin caught fire round the back.
"The smoke was pouring out and went up as high as the roof."
The Oxford Bus Company 5 service to Blackbird Leys was diverted after fire crews arrived at the scene.
South Central Ambulance spokesman Michelle Archer said staff were called after a wheelie bin fire spread to the flats.
She added: "No-one needed treatment."
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