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Future of Essex fire service to be discussed

A fire engine in Essex. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The future of Essex's fire service will be decided today when the local Fire Authority meets.

It will discuss the results of last month's public consultation which backed the loss of up to 140 jobs.

The service has to save £7m every year until 2020.

Sudbury to keep its fire engine - but other Suffolk communities will lose out

Suffolk firefighters at work. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A Suffolk market town will no longer lose its fire engine after the county's fire service scaled back proposed cuts following a public consultation.

But the decision to retain a crew at Sudbury will mean communities elsewhere - including Ipswich and Lowestoft - will be hit instead.

Suffolk fire service needs to save £1.3m and is still short of that target.

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Firefighters tackling 'well-developed' house fire in Cambridgeshire

The fire at Girton, Cambridgeshire. Credit: Cambridgeshire Fire Service.

More than 20 firefighters in Cambridgeshire are tackling a large house fire in Girton.

The blaze, at Thornton Road, has been described as "well-developed" and has spread into the attic.

Crews from Cambridge, St Neots, Huntingdon, Papworth and Burwell are at the scene.

Thornton Road, Girton. Credit: ITV News Anglia.


Dramatic pictures in Luton as fire breaks out in block of flats

A child and three adults had to be treated by paramedics this afternoon as firefighters tackled a blaze in a block of flats in Luton.

They were all evacuated from the property on the second floor of the building on Hockwell Ring.

Firefighters were called at about 2.15pm.

No one else was hurt in the fire - which was captured on video by Jonathan Matthews - although flats on either side were also damaged.

The blaze was out by 3pm. An investigation into the cause of the fire has begun.

Woman rescued from blazing bungalow

A woman has been rescued from a bungalow fire in Wootton near Bedford. Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA

Firefighters have rescued a woman from a bungalow in Wootton near Bedford.

They were called to Potters Cross in the village in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

A man had escaped through a window but the woman was trapped in a bedroom.

Fire fighters in breathing apparatus forced their way into the smoke-filled house and freed the woman. Both she and the man were taken to hospital .

The home suffered 20% fire damage and 60% smoke damage.

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