FIREFIGHTERS used sandbags in a desperate bid to stop water damage to homes, a farm and school after a main pipe burst.

Crews were called to the village of Farmoor near Botley at 5am this morning.

When they arrived, the whole area was under water.

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Taking to Facebook to show the flooded paths, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue warned residents to expect 'pumping of the water' throughout the day as they worked with Thames Water to 'limit the damage'.

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They said: "Crews were called to reports of #flooding at #Farmoor, #Oxford at 5am this morning.

"When crews arrived, large quantities of water from a burst main had affected a variety of residential premises and farm units.

"Crews have been working with Thames Water to try and sandbag properties and limit the damage, access to the site for a nursery school has also been closed."

They added: "Pumping of the water is expected to continue throughout the day."