01:52PM, Tuesday 10 July 2018
Update 3pm: Firefighters remain at the scene after the blaze affected a large patch of land.
A spokesman for Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue said: "The fire involved approximately 60 acres of grass and straw, which firefighters extinguished used six hose reels, four jets and beaters.
"Crews currently remain on the scene to check that the fire is fully extinguished."
Update 2.30pm: Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue has said the incident, which was reported at 12.41pm, is ongoing and reiterated the police's message to stay aware from the area.
A spokeswoman said: "Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service crews from Langley, Slough, Maidenhead, Wokingham Road, Ascot, and Windsor have been sent to the scene.
"Crews from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, London Fire Brigade and Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service are also supporting at the scene.
"This incident is currently ongoing and more information will be provided as it becomes available. In the meantime, please avoid the area if possible."
Police have advised residents near Pococks Lane and Mead Close to stay indoors and close windows and doors after a fire broke out near Datchet.
Road closures have been implemented but police did not state which streets have been affected.
**Road Closures due to Fire**— TVP Windsor (@TVP_Windsor) July 10, 2018
We are supporting @RBFRSofficial who are dealing with a field fire near the Pococks Lane/ Mead Close area.
Residents are advised to stay inside and close windows and doors.
Road closures are in place so we would advise people to avoid the area.
The fire, which has blown smoke out over the M4, caused traffic to jam on the motorway.
Slough Borough Council tweeted that six fire engines have been sent to the scene.
FIRE ALERT: We have received word that a fire has broken out in a field, location TBC. Six fire engines have been deployed & our transport team will assist with safety measures. Be prepared for potential road closures. Apologies in advance. We'll update you as we know more.— SBC (@SloughCouncil) July 10, 2018
FIRE ALERT UPDATE: We have just been given a location for the fire, it's in the Datchet Road / The Myrke area. Engines have been deployed & our transport team are assisting. Be prepared for potential road closures. Apologies in advance. We'll update you as we know more.— SBC (@SloughCouncil) July 10, 2018
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