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One person killed in house fire in Cambridge

Fire investigators are looking into the cause of a house fire in Cambridge which killed one person. Credit: Cambridge News

One person has been killed in a fire at a house in the Cherry Hinton area of Cambridge.

Firefighters, police and paramedics were called to the fire in Coldhams Lane in the city at just after 7pm on Monday night.

An investigation is underway into the cause of the fire. No one else is believed to have been injured.


Large fire takes hold at former Pontins holiday camp in Hemsby

The fire at the former Pontins holiday camp in Hemsby Credit: Norfolk Fire Service.

More than a dozen fire crews spent the night tackling a blaze at a former holiday camp in Norfolk.

Police, firefighters and the ambulance service were all called to the old Pontins site at Beach Road in Hemsby on Friday (August 17) night.

At its peak, 15 crews were needed to fight the flames and three remained on the scene on Saturday morning.

Pontins last welcomed guests to the coastal holiday camp in the summer of 2008 and has been officially closed since January 2009.

The site has been the victim of a number of fires since then including one just last month (July).

Three injured after fire engine overturns on Essex/Suffolk border

The off-road fire vehicle narrowly missed a house. Credit: Tasha Warner

Three people have been injured after a fire engine overturned on the Essex/Suffolk border.

It happened in Stoke by Nayland, near Manningtree, as the off-road vehicle was on the way to a field fire in Bulmer on blue lights last night (August 9).

Three members of the crew were taken to hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.

Two others were able to exit the vehicle and two more were released by firefighters from Suffolk and the ambulance service.

"The off-road vehicle from Manningtree Fire Station was en-route to assist at a field fire in Bulmer. The incident did not involve any other vehicle.

"The off-road vehicle from Manningtree Fire Station was en-route to assist at a field fire in Bulmer. The incident did not involve any other vehicle."

– Essex Fire and Rescue Service


Rubbish in house partly blamed for deaths of a disabled man and his carer in fire

Andrew McInnes and William Cooper died in a house fire in Lowestoft in June 2017.

An inquest had heard how a house hoarded with rubbish contributed to the deaths of a disabled man and his carer in a fire in Suffolk.

Wheelchair user Andrew McInnes was living with William Cooper in Lowestoft when the fire started in a toaster in June 2017.

The inquest was told the pair died from smoke inhalation after they couldn't escape the house. The state of their home, which hadn't been cleaned for years, played a major role in their deaths.

  • Click below to watch at report by ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson

Stansted Airport bosses apologise to passengers

The bus fire at Stansted Airport on Good Friday Credit: Shanepretty6

Bosses at Stansted Airport have apologised to passengers for the major disruption caused by a bus fire on Good Friday.

A statement confirmed the blaze had broken out at 4.20pm outside the main entrance of the terminal building.

It was caused by an electrical fault on the bus and was brought under control within 20 minutes by firefighters. No one was injured.

Stansted cancelled all departures from the Essex airport on Friday night - prompting criticism from passengers who claimed they had not been given enough information.

"As a result, a number of flights were delayed, cancelled or diverted to other UK airports. Our terminal team and additional staff have worked around the clock to provide welfare assistance to those passengers who were affected by the flight cancellations.

"We apologise to those passengers who were affected and can confirm that the airport will be open today (March 31) with all flights expected to operate as normal."

– Stansted Airport statement
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