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Car bursts into flames in Hertfordshire

The car fire on the A505 in Hertfordshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A driver had a lucky escape in Hertfordshire after their car burst into flames.

It happened this morning (March 19th) on the A505 near Baldock.

The fire service had a flurry of calls from drivers who were passing the scene.

Two fire crews were called to the vehicle, which was ablaze in a layby.

They extinguished the fire in a matter of minutes - and nobody was hurt.

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Drone footage shows scale of Daventry warehouse fire

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Aerial footage has been released of the fire that ripped through a warehouse in Northamptonshire.

It took more than 50 firefighters to put out the flames at the industrial estate in Daventry on Sunday.

Police says it will be some time before investigators can get inside and fire crews expect to be at the scene for several days.

A man arrested on suspicion of arson in connection with the fire has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

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Four dogs die in Essex bungalow fire

Four dogs have died following a bungalow fire at West Hanningfield in Essex today.

Four dogs have died following a bungalow fire at West Hanningfield in Essex today.

Firefighters were called to the fire at 9:15am and reported that the small bungalow was complete alight.

Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire within 30 minutes and then made sure the remaining hot spots were fully cooled.

An investigation will be carried out to find out how the fire started.

Lorry on passenger ferry heading for Harwich catches fire

Firefighters tackled a blaze on a ship at Harwich International Port. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A fire broke out on a passenger ship carrying 400 people as it prepared to dock at Harwich port.

Firefighters were waiting for the vessel as it arrived at Parkeston Quay at about 5am today (Wednesday January 17), having been called 40 minutes earlier.

A refrigerator lorry had caught fire on a lower deck of the ship and the blaze had spread to several nearby vehicles.

“As the fire was on a lower deck of the ship and in a confined space the area had become smoke logged and was difficult to access.

“Our firefighters worked with the ship's crew and the Port Authority to organise freight to be removed to allow access to tackle the fire.

“Once onboard firefighters began tackling the fire in sections and brought it under control quickly despite difficult conditions.”

– Lee Lucas, Essex Fire Service

The fire was out by 7am and the damaged vehicles were taken off the ship at 10.15am. The cause of the fire is not yet known.


Arson arrest over Ipswich house fire

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Police have arrested one person on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a house fire in Ipswich.

It happened in the early hours of Sunday (October 15) morning on Alexander Road.

Two people, a woman and a teenage boy, were inside and asleep at the time.

They were taken to hospital after breathing in smoke, but have now been discharged.

Police said a female had been arrested and was being questioned by detectives.

Officers are appealing for CCTV and dash-cam footage from the area.

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