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Family escape house fire thanks to smoke alarm

A family of four had a dramatic escape this morning, after climbing down the drain pipe of their home in Pott Row near King's Lynn, to escape the flames.

The blaze is believed to have been caused by a faulty tumble drier. But crucially one very important piece of equipment was working: The smoke detector - and it probably saved their lives. Watch Stuart Leithes' report.


Fire at recycling plant

Firefighters at the MW White site Credit: ITV Anglia

Firefighters are still at the scene of a blaze at a recycling centre in Norfolk.

Crews were called to MW White's site on Station Lane in Ketteringham yesterday. More than a hundred tons of recycled paper are alight.


Man arrested in Harlow fire murder inquiry has been bailed

Dr Sabah Usmani and her children who were killed in an arson attack on their home in Harlow Credit: Essex Police

A 19 year old man from Harlow arrested on suspicion of murder after a fatal fire last October, in which 6 members of the same family died, has been bailed by police.

Sabah Usmani, and her five children, Hira, Sohaib, Rayyan, Muneeb, and 3 year old Maheen were all killed in the blaze.

The teenager was also questioned on suspicion of attempted murder, arson and burglary.

Yachts on fire at Wells Harbour

Yachts on fire at Wells-Next-The-Sea, on the North Norfolk Coast Credit: Bob Hull

Firefighters were called to three yachts on fire at Wells on the North Norfolk Coast this morning.The yachts and a boat were all involved in the blaze but no-one was hurt. Coastguard officers said they believed all the yachts were on the quayside being worked on rather than in the water.

Nearby yachts were evacuated as more than 30 firefighters brought the flames under control.

Dramatic blaze on a fishing boat

Fishing boat destroyed by fire Credit: Essex Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters in Essex were called out to a fishing boat on fire at a boatyard near Rochford. The 23 foot long boat was well alight by the time crews from Hawkwell and Rayleigh arrived at Paglesham Boatyard.

They used two hosereels from a nearby jetty and managed to put the flames out after half an hbour but the boat was destroyed

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