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Blaze destroys furniture warehouse

Warehouse fire at Stanway, Essex. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A furniture warehouse in Essex has been destroyed.

Firefighters were called to the building at Turkey Cock Lane at Stanway, near Colchester, just before 6am on Sunday.

Crews remained there for for more than three hours tackling the blaze which had engulfed the entire building.

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Cargo ship on fire off Norfolk coast

Two Coastguard helicopters, a lifeboat and two other vessels are assisting the crew of a ship which is on fire off Cromer. Credit: HM Coastguard

Two Coastguard helicopters, a lifeboat and two other vessels are currently dealing with a ship fire off the coast of Cromer.

The seven crew of the ship are currently still on board and trying to keep the fire under control. An additional Coastguard rescue helicopter from Humberside is on scene along with the Cromer RNLI Lifeboat.

The UK Coastguard received a mayday message, broadcast at 5.20 this morning to report that the vessel, which is carrying wheat to Rotterdam, had a fire in its accommodation.

"The crew are still on board the vessel and keeping the fire under control. However, we have a rescue helicopter hovering above as well as a lifeboat on scene so that, should the need arise, they can evacuate the ship.

"The Humberside Fire and Rescue fire fighting crew will be on scene soon and will assess the fire at that point.”

– Ian Guy, UK Coastguard
The ship with a cargo of wheat was heading for Rotterdam. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A mayday relay message was immediately broadcast and several vessels responded offering their assistance.

Two of these are now on scene with the vessel.

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Fire at Corby garage may have been arson

The blaze at Corby Car Centre was tackled by more than 30 firefighters. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A fire at an industrial estate in Corby this morning may have been started deliberately, police have said.

Officers are investigating the blaze which needed more than 30 firefighters to tackle it.

Firefighters were called to the scene at the Corby Car Centre, at Brunel Road, just after 5am today.

They managed to contain the flames but not before it had spread to surrounding buildings.

Emergency services at the scene of the fire in Corby. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Family of four left homeless after blaze

A family of four have been left homeless today after a fire ripped through two houses in Hertfordshire.

The damaged homes at Offley, near Hitchin. Credit: Paul Wood

Crews will remain on the scene of the blaze at Hole's Farm, Offley, near Hitchin, for much of the day.

It began in one of the cottages just before 6.15am and quickly spread to the adjoining property.

The roofs of both homes have been destroyed.

The family were checked over by an ambulance crew at the scene but did not require treatment.

Emergency services at the scene at Offley, near Hitchin. Credit: Paul Wood.
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