A road on the Isle of Man has reopened following a vehicle bursting into flames.
Emergency services attended the red van engulfed in flames between Bucks Road and Christian Road in Douglas earlier today.
Police have confirmed that Bucks Road has now re-opened.
No statement has yet been given by the IOM Fire and Rescue Service.
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One person has been injured after an explosion at a cafe in Harpurhey.
The fire service say they were called to the premises, believed to be the Emerald Cafe, on Rochdale Road earlier this afternoon after reports of a blast and a fire.
Currently more than three fire engines are at the scene tackling the flames and dealing with the aftermath.
At the moment there is one known casualty who has suffered burns.
The road has been closed with a big police cordon erected.
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Firefighters and police divers have been carrying out a mock rescue and body recovery in the Piccadilly Basin, Manchester to show how dangerous canals can be.
The exercise comes after a spate of incidents in the city centre, with crews attending five water incidents in the last month.
Fire chiefs are warning of the dangers of driving in severe weather after two women were seriously hurt in a motorway crash. The pair had to be cut from their car by firefighters after it skidded on standing water near Junction 20 of the M62 early this morning.
"The two women were driving their Mini convertible back from Leeds when they hit some standing water and ended up on the motorway embankment. When you hit standing water at speed you aquaplane and can easily lose control of your car. They were very fortunate because their car stopped next to a metal post – it could’ve been much worse.”
“It sounds like these two women had a very lucky escape. We wish them both a speedy recovery. We would urge everyone to take extra care in wet driving conditions especially after a long dry spell when roads can become very greasy in the rain.”
Two women have been seriously injured after their car hit standing water on the M62. Firefighters cut the women from the wreckage after their car ended on an embankment. The women are being treated for suspected spinal injuries.
More than 35 firefighters have been tackling a blaze at the old Bingo Hall in Darwen overnight. The blaze took hold in the roof. Its causing delays around the Church Street area.