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M4 eastbound open after lorry fire

The M4 eastbound is now open at the Second Severn Crossing but the westbound remains closed after a lorry fire.

Emergency services were called to a hay lorry on fire close to the tolls at around 12:50pm. No one was injured, but the road has been closed on safety ground due to the amount of smoke.

Fire at Swindon Honda factory

Fire at Honda plant Swindon Credit: Richard Wintle Calyx Picture & TV Agency

Firefighters are dampening down a fire at the Honda factory in Swindon.

Crews were called around 9am this morning (Jan 23) to a fire in the manufacturing plant.

Four fire engines, one aerial unit and a water pump have attended the scene.

Three people were checked by ambulance crews at the scene. Honda say two workers were taken to hospital.

Honda has issued a statement:

A small equipment fire occurred this morning at the Honda factory in Swindon within its die cast facility, while routine weekend maintenance work was taking place.

Two associates were taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

There will be no adverse impact to production which will continue as normal on Monday morning.

– Honda

Police investigate fatal fire in Weston-Super-Mare

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Avon Fire & Rescue Service is carrying out a joint investigation with Avon and Somerset Police following a fire in Worle in which a man died.

Three fire engines from Weston-super-Mare Fire Station were called to deal with an incident at a flat in Becket Road.

Four firefighters in breathing apparatus searched the flat and found the body of a man inside.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Huge fire in Chippenham, smoke 'may cause problems'

Tony Weston saw the smoke from a train. Credit: Tony Weston

People near Hungerdown Lane in Chippenham are being advised to keep their doors and windows closed - a huge fire is burning at a derelict building in the town.

Five Wiltshire fire crews have been tackling the blaze since this afternoon. It is producing a large amount of smoke, which could be dangerous for those with existing respiratory conditions.

WATCH: huge fire causes chaos in central Bristol

Around 35 firefighters are currently dealing with a fire which has broken out in student accommodation in Bristol.

This footage, filmed from a nearby building, shows smoke streaming from the roof, which has been completely destroyed.

The area around the fire has been sealed off because of debris falling to the road below:

Family of five taken to hospital following house fire

A family of five have been taken to hospital after a serious house fire in Swindon this morning.

A man suffered severe burns in the fire in Cricklade Road and was taken to Southmead hospital. While a woman and three children were taken to The Great Western Hospital in Swindon, for minor injuries and smoke inhalation.

Most of the house has been seriously damaged by the fire, which is thought to have started in the kitchen.

Several neighbouring houses were evacuated - and some spent the night in council accommodation. They returned today to check their homes but were still too shocked to talk about what happened.

Neighbour Sean Baxter called the fire service just before 3 o'clock this morning - by which time the building was well alight.

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