Varied weekend for Milton Keynes fire crews

Fire engine
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Firefighters were called to a house fire in Bradville on Saturday evening.

Crews from Great Holm, Broughton, Newport Pagnell and Bedfordshire tackled the blaze which was in a two-storey end-of-terrace house on Harrowden, just after 6.40pm.

The roof and first floor were severely damaged by fire and the ground floor was damaged by water.

This morning, Monday, just after 7.30am, firefighters from Bletchley and Leighton Buzzard helped an injured man from his lorry which had turned onto its side, on the A4146 northbound between the Leighton Road and Stoke Road roundabouts, near Soulbury. Firefighters had to remove the lorry’s windscreen to get the man out.

Last night, at around 6.55pm, a crew from Bletchley put out an unattended fire in Howe Park Wood, in Tattenhoe, and just after 2.45pm, crews from Broughton and Great Holm gave safety advice following a fire in the engine bay of a bus, on Saxon Gate, in central Milton Keynes.

Prior to that, the Great Holm crew also helped make the scene of a car crash safe just before 2pm. The collision happened on Wisewood Road, in Woodhill.

They were also called to help the RSPCA release a trapped moorhen in Knowlhill just after 12.15pm on the same day. The bird had become trapped in netting on a branch overhanging Teardrop Lake in South Loughton Valley Park, off Davy Avenue.

On Saturday, at around 8.20pm, a crew from Buckingham put out a fire on Plowman Close in Greenleys.

There was also a shed fire in Polruan Place, Fishermead, at 7.55pm which was tackled by two crews from Bletchley and at 12.40pm, a crew from Broughton were called to flooding in Towan Avenue, in Fishermead.

The same crew also fought a fire on Jacobs Close, in Stantonbury, at around 7.35am.