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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

Crimewatch appeal over Harlow fire

An appeal from a doctor who lost his family in a house fire in Essex will be shown on the BBC's Crimewatch programme this evening.

Dr Abdul Shakoor's wife and five children died in the fire at Harlow in October last year. Their deaths are being treated as murder.

Tom Barton's report contains a reconstruction of the events that some viewers might find distressing.


Fire rips through terrace of houses

One man was taken to hospital and several homes evacuated on Wednesday night as fire tore through the roof of two terrace houses in Norwich.

More than 60 firefighters tackled the blaze and were still damping down on Thursday morning.

Other properties were evacuated in the case the fire spread.

Simon Mason from Norfolk Fire Service said the fire started in an upstairs bedroom but then spread to the roof.

Investigation into house fire

Two women have escaped a fire at a house in Cambridgeshire. Fire crews were called to the incident at 5.35 this morning at The Avenue in Ramsey.

The two casualties were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. One was also treated for burns to her legs. An investigation has begun to find out what caused the fire.

Homes evacuated after gas main fire

Forty residents had to be evacuated from their homes after sparking power cables set fire to a leaking gas main in Bedfordshire.

Crews were called to Leighton Buzzard at 7.20 a.m after workmen reported the fire on Stanbridge Road.

Bedfordshire fire service said the men were working on low voltage cables in the road when the main caught alight.

Police closed the road and 24 homes were evacuated. The blaze was under control two hours later.

The fire service said Stanbridge Road remains closed and local homes will be temporarily without power while workers replace electricity cables and the gas main.

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