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Homes evacuated after fire breaks out in Northamptonshire

A number of homes have been evacuated after a fire broke out in Northamptonshire today.

A 200m cordon is in place around the Saxon Street area of Abington, Northampton. Several roads remain closed and drivers are being urged to avoid the area.

Fire crews were called to the property close to the junction with Norman Road at about 1.10pm.

A house, caravan, and gas cylinders are thought to be involved.

The road closures are affecting: Saxon Street, Norman Road, Wessex Way, Taylor Avenue, Cambria Crescent, Briton Road and Birchfield Road.

House fire caused by toy helicopter charger

A charger for a toy helicopter is thought to have caused a serious house fire in Milton Keynes this morning.

A woman, a boy and a baby girl were taken to hospital after the blaze broke out at around 8 o'clock this morning on Finsbury Chase in Monkston Park.

The roof of the house has collapsed and two neighbouring houses have also been damaged. Four fire crews were needed to bring the blaze under control

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Woman and children rescued from house fire

A woman, a boy and a baby girl have been taken to hospital after a house fire in Milton Keynes.

The blaze broke out at around 8 o'clock this morning on Finsbury Chase in Monkston Park. The roof of the house has collapsed and two neighbouring houses have also been damaged. Four fire crews were needed to bring the blaze under control

Fire hits Northampton car workshop

Fire crews at the scene of a car workshop fire in Northampton Credit: ITV News Anglia

Firefighters spent some of this afternoon tackling a fire at a car workshop in Northampton. Four crews were called to the garage on Ruskin Road in Kingsthorpe at about twenty past two. Some of the roads nearby were closed as the flames were brought under control. Nobody was injured and the cause of the fire is still unknown.

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CCTV image of man police trying to trace after Dunstable arson attack

The CCTV image of a man Bedfordshire Police want to trace following an arson attack in Dunstable. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Bedfordshire Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to trace in connection with a fire in a Dunstable.

Offenders set fire to a garage block off Langdale Road at about 12.20pm on Sunday 26 July.

Police want to trace a man who was seen entering Tesco after the incident.

"We are keen to trace this man as we believe he could have important information about the fire.

"I would also appeal to the man directly to come forward to police."

– PC Allan McCarney, Bedfordshire Police

School open despite fire damage

A school in Milton Keynes is open today despite being damaged by fire. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A school in Milton Keynes is open today despite being damaged by fire.

The blaze began in some sheds at the back of Wavendon Gate Combined School at Gregories Drive in the early hours of Sunday morning.

It spread to the main building and the affected area has been sealed off.

Thames Valley Police say the cause of the fire is unknown.

Eleven fire crews at scene of factory blaze

Firefighters are tackling a blaze in a factory in Thetford.

Eleven fire crews are on the scene of a large blaze at a factory in Norfolk.

Emergency services were called to the site at Burrell Way in Thetford at about 3.50pm.

A 150m cordon has been put in place. Some roads have been closed and nearby businesses have been evacuated.

The fire is not affecting any residential properties at the moment.

Drivers are being asked to avoid the area.

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