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Boiler could be to blame for Milton Keynes house fire

The fire-damaged house at Bradwell Common in Milton Keynes has been sealed off. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Investigators are looking into whether a boiler could have cause a fire in a three-storey house in Milton Keynes.

No one was hurt in the blaze at Wimbledon Place in Bradwell Common which began around 6.50pm on Saturday evening. Buckinghamshire Fire Service said the property's fire alarms had gone off.

The roof, first and second floors of the house were all significantly damaged and the building is sealed off. The boiler was thought to be on the top floor.

Six crews and the British Red Cross were in attendance overnight .

The fire-damaged house at Bradwell Common in Milton Keynes has been sealed off. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Major timber fire in Norfolk could take days to put out

Firefighters are tackling a timber fire in West Norfolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Dozens of firefighters tackling a major timber fire in West Norfolk could take days to put out the blaze.

Up to 50 crew members at a time have been at the site at Common Lane in North Runcton, near King's Lynn, since just before midday on Saturday, January 21.

Around 75 firefighters have been involved in total, with crews rotating to ensure constant cover.

A Red Watch control spokesman said they were still actively fighting the fire on Sunday morning - with the high-volume pumps from Norfolk and Cambridgeshire both involved - but the size of the blaze meant crews would remain on the scene at least throughout the day and overnight.

The cause of the fire is not yet known and it could be a couple of days before it is safe enough for investigators to access the site.


House safe for investigators to enter after suspected gas explosion kills one

The destroyed bungalow at Back Lane in Eye. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Fire investigators have this afternoon finally been able to enter a house where a man died in a suspected gas explosion.

Crews were called to a blaze at at bungalow at Back Lane in Eye, near Peterborough, on Friday morning.

Neighbours reported smelling gas and hearing a loud bang.

But investigators were unable to access the property to confirm the cause of the fire because it was structurally unsafe.

This afternoon, the fire service said it was now safe to enter the bungalow and they hoped to determine the cause as soon as possible.

Neighbour Mark Short has described how he ran into the house next door to rescue its sleeping owner.

"It looked like her roof was on fire - it was just catching - so the first thing was to get in before anything started happening. I don't even remember what it was like inside.

"She had a walking frame but she had no shoes on and there didn't look like there was any time to start hunting for shoes so we just thought we would pick her up and carry her out.

"To get in the other house was definitely a no chance because the door was melting."

– Mark Short, neighbour.

Poor parking blocks fire crews on Cambridgeshire road

A fire engine struggles to get access to a road in Huntingdon. Credit: Cambridgeshire Fire Service.

Firefighters in Cambridgeshire have shared this photograph of a fire engine blocked from driving down a road in Huntingdon because of inconsiderate parking.

The crew was not on an emergency call - meaning no lives were put at risk this time - but it hopes the worrying image will make people think more carefully about how they leave their cars.

"Luckily, they were on access checks and not a 999 call - but if it had been an emergency call it would have added another five minutes to a time-critical incident. Please think about how you park when leaving your car on the streets of Huntingdon."

– Cambridgeshire Fire Service.

The photo was taking on American Lane in the town on Friday morning.

Man dies in suspected gas explosion

The bungalow after the explosion

One man has died in a suspected gas explosion at a bungalow in Eye near Peterborough.

It happened yesterday evening in Back Lane. Five five crews were called to the scene.

The bungalow after the explosion

An investigation is already underway to find the cause and a structural engineer has been called in to help make the building safe before the body can be removed.

Watch Russell Hookey's report below


Body in burning car 'not suspicious'

A body has been found in a burning car. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The body of a man has been found in a burning car in Suffolk.

Police were called by the fire service after it attended a blaze at Redlingfield Road, between Eye and Redlingfield, on Saturday morning.

The body of a man, believed to be in his 80s, was found inside the car.

A police spokesman said neither the fire nor the man's death were being treated as suspicious.

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