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Thirty firefighters tackle blaze which destroys most of Barrowby mechanical workshop




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Fire news.

An electrical fault was the cause of a severe fire which destroyed most of a mechanical workshop and damaged three single decker buses inside it in Barrowby.

Six fire crews attended the blaze yesterday afternoon off High Road in the village. Thirty firefighters used an aerial ladder, three main jets and one hosereel with breathing apparatus to tackle the blaze.

The fire service said it was damping down and investigating the cause of the fire at 5.30pm yesterday after several hours of fighting the blaze.

At the height of the fire the fire service asked motorists to take care on nearby roads as smoke was drifting from the blaze.

A fire spokesman confirmed in a tweet: “Fire damage to 75% of mechanical workshop plus 100% smoke damage to building. Fire damage to 3 single decker buses.”

The fire service confirmed the cause was accidental.



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