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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.

Fire breaks out in historic Lyme Regis cinema

The Regent Cinema is on Broad St close to the centre. Credit: Becca Overton

Eight fire crews have been called out to try to fight a fire that's broken out in a cinema in Lyme Regis.

Crews have also been brought in from Taunton, Seaton and Axminster.

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Emergency services have closed off both ends of the main thoroughfare through the town - it's affecting some bus services.


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.

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