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Exeter City game to go ahead despite road closures

Exeter City Football Club are reassuring fans that the team's friendly against Cardiff City this evening will be unaffected by the fire at St Sidwell Street, Exeter.

Exeter City’s friendly against Cardiff City this evening will be unaffected by the fire at St Sidwell Street, Exeter.

There are plenty alternative routes to St James Park should the roundabout off St Sidwell Street stay closed this evening. We would urge fans travelling to the game to keep up to date with the traffic information given out by police and the club and give themselves extra time to get to the ground if necessary.

– Exeter City FC

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Fire could cause 24 hour delay on roads

Firefighters in Exeter have spent the night tackling a blaze at music shop in the city. It started at Richer Sounds music shop on Sidwell Street yesterday afternoon (27 July).

Roads in the nearby area remain closed this morning and delays are expected for up to 24 hours.

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Smoke warning after large fire breaks out in Swindon industrial estate

Residents in Swindon are being urged to keep doors and windows closed as Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service tackles a large fire.

People living in the Thornhill Road area of South Marston are being urged to stay inside while crews tackle the blaze.

Firefighters were called to a derelict 50m x 60m industrial unit – part of the old Crown Timber site – on Thornhill Road just before 7pm this evening (12 July) and found a well developed fire.

The service says significant smoke is rising from the scene. Officers from Wiltshire Police are visiting local homes to share this advice with anyone who has concerns.

Anyone concerned that they may have been affected by the smoke should call NHS 111 or seek other medical advice.

Fire destroys town hall in Gloucestershire

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A town hall in Gloucestershire has been destroyed overnight by a fire.

Lechlade Memorial Hall went up in flames shortly before midnight on 8 May.

Five crews were called to attend to the fire on Oak Street. They used four jets and one hose to tackle the blaze before leaving the scene at 5.48am.

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No-one was injured in the blaze and the cause of the fire is being investigated.

Dozens of firefighters tackle blaze at thatched house in Dorset village

Ten fire engines tackled a fire at a thatched house in Dorset earlier. Credit: Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue

Ten fire engines and sixty firefighters have been dealing with a fire at a thatched house in Alton Pancras near Dorchester.

The fire has closed the B3143 in both directions at Ripp's Lane junction and Dorset Police say the road will be closed for some time as safety checks are carried out on an unstable structure.

People were advised to avoid the area and residents were told to keep windows and doors closed due to smoke.

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