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Man has 'lucky escape' from fire

Credit: Jersey Fire and Rescue

A man had a "lucky escape" after a large fire broke out in St Helier, firecrews have said.

Two fire engines were called out to a garage on La Pouquelaye this afternoon.

An electric hot lamp is believed to have caused the blaze. Work was being carried out on a vehicle inside the garage.

The fire has been put out, but crews say the damage has left the building in an unsafe condition.

They remain on the scene and the adjacent road is still closed.

'Explosion' heard before fire in St Helier

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Firefighters say the blaze in St Helier this afternoon is believed to be caused by an explosion inside a garage.

Ryan Hall, from Jersey Fire and Rescue Service, says work was being done to a vehicle before it happened.

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Neighbour helps firefighters using his garden hose

Footage shows a nearby resident trying to help tackle the fire in St Helier.

Americo Lira took this video as he used his garden hose to help firefighters at La Pouquelaye.

Jersey Fire and Rescue responding to incident in St Helier

Fire crews are dealing with a fire on La Pouquelaye in St Helier.

They've closed part of the road. More to follow.

The smoke in St Helier can be seen from St Aubin Credit: ITV Channel TV

Emergency services stood down after small fire

Jersey Fire and Rescue Credit: Jersey Fire and Rescue

The emergency services were called to an incident in St Clement, which turned out to have been caused by a cooker top fire.

There are reports five police vehicles, three fire engines and two ambulances attended the small fire, in the high rise blocks at Le Marais.

The Fire and Rescue Service have explained the large response to what turned out to be a small fire.

They say that any incidents reported at high rise buildings need a swift response, because serious fires can quickly become very dangerous.

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