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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.


Man dies after fire in Yelverton

One person has died after a property fire in Yelverton Credit: Devon and Cornwall police

A 53-year-old man has died following a fire at a property in Yelverton.

Police, ambulance and the fire service attended the property in Fore Street, Bere Alston.

Fire and Police received a call at around 7am this morning (Dec 26).

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.

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