Fire service called out on Christmas Day

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service are calling on people test their smoke alarms once a month
Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service are calling on people test their smoke alarms once a month

The fire service was put on alert after a possible fire in a Harborough district home on Christmas Day.

Two fire crews from Wigston fire station were put on alert at about 1.30pm on Christmas Day after cooking oil was spilt on a hot oven in a home at Mount View, Great Glen.

The fire was confined to the oven, though, and was out by the time firefighters arrived, said the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service daily report log.

Meanwhile, Kibworth firefighters were called out in the early hours of Christmas Day after a car crashed in Kibworth.

Two crews attended the scene, in Harborough Road, at 2.15am.

One person was trapped and was extricated by the fire service, said the report log. There was a single car involved in the incident, as per the log.

And on the eve of Christmas Eve, firefighters from Harborough were called out at about 7pm to deal with a fire in Leicester Lane, off the A6 Harborough Road, between Harborough and Great Bowden.

About 150 hay bales had been set alight. No further information about the cause or damage was supplied by the daily report log.

Town firefighters posted pictures of the hay bales ablaze on their Facebook and Twitter pages (shown above).

Story by Alex Blackwell

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