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Fire at Corby garage may have been arson

The blaze at Corby Car Centre was tackled by more than 30 firefighters. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A fire at an industrial estate in Corby this morning may have been started deliberately, police have said.

Officers are investigating the blaze which needed more than 30 firefighters to tackle it.

Firefighters were called to the scene at the Corby Car Centre, at Brunel Road, just after 5am today.

They managed to contain the flames but not before it had spread to surrounding buildings.

Emergency services at the scene of the fire in Corby. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Warning over smoke detectors after two fatal house fires

Fire authorities have issued a warning to check home smoke detectors after two fatal house fires at the weekend.

Craig Robertson, 46, died in the fire at his home in Corby on Saturday. Credit: ITV News Anglia

46-year-old Craig Robertson died in the fire at his home on Brixham Walk in Corby on Saturday. A man and a woman escaped through an upstairs window.

Fire crews say they found smoke detectors inside but they weren't working.

In Hertfordshire, the Fire Service has confirmed that one person was killed in a fire at Hole's Farm Cottages near Hitchin on Sunday morning.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Olivia Kinsley


Tributes to chip pan fire victim from his local football club

Corby Town Football Club has paid tribute to one of the club's fans who died in a house fire at the weekend.

Craig Robertson died after a chip pan caught fire at a house in Brixham walk in Corby on Saturday. It took just a few minutes for smoke and flames to spread through the house.

Man dies in house fire in Northamptonshire

Brixham Walk in Corby. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A man has died following a major house fire in Northamptonshire in which two other people escaped via a first floor window.

Emergency services were called to the property in Brixham Walk in Corby at 7.55pm on Saturday, October 17.

A 24-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman managed to escape from the property via an upstairs window, but firefighters discovered the 46-year-old victim within the living room area.

Subsequent investigations have confirmed the cause of the fire was a chip pan on the stove in the kitchen.

Smoke alarms were found in a bag inside the property, with no batteries in them.

"Our thoughts are with the family and the local community at this tragic time. Police and fire crews will be working within the local community...providing safety advice, including the importance of having smoke detectors, along with reassurance to local residents."

– Det Chief Inspector Phil Mills,of Northamptonshire Police

An emotional appeal to find the mother of an abandoned baby girl

The police released this picture of the baby today Credit: Northants Police

In an unusually emotional appeal, a senior member of Northamptonshire's Police force has urged the mother of an abandoned baby to come forward.

The baby, who is thought to be between just 3 and 6 weeks old had been found in a box outside of a house in Corby on Monday morning.

Detective Superintendent Steve Lingley addressed the media, as he said, "As a parent my plea to you as another parent is to come forward and let us help you."

Click below to see a full report from Claire McGlasson who was at the press conference.


Police release picture of baby found in box

Credit: Northants Police

Police have just released a picture of a baby found abandoned in a box outside a house in Corby.

She was found wrapped in a blue blanket wearing just a nappy on Ibsen Walk on Monday (September 28th)

She was found in this box

Detectives are hoping that by issuing a picture the mother may come forward.

Fresh appeal to find mum who abandoned baby

Detectives are making a fresh appeal for help to find the mother of a baby who was abandoned in a box outside a house in Corby.

She was found wrapped in a blue blanket wearing just a nappy on Ibsen Walk on Monday (September 28th)

Ibsen Walk in Corby

Detectives are hoping this afternoon to release a picture of the baby in the hope it will help trace the mother.

Police appeal to 'urgently' trace mother of baby girl abandoned outside house in cardboard box

A baby was found abandoned outside a house in Northamptonshire in this box. Credit: Northamptonshire Police.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a baby girl was found abandoned in a box outside a house in Corby.

She was found wrapped in a blue blanket wearing just a nappy. She's being taken care of at Kettering General Hospital. Officers urgently need to trace her mother.

For me it's really important urgently that we trace the baby's mother. We're concerned for her welfare, the circumstances of this are quite unusual, quite extreme and if anyone knows the mum or has any information please call police on 101.

– Det Supt Steve Lingley, Northamptonshire Police
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