Fire crews were called to Baker Way, Witham, shortly after 5pm yesterday.

Investigation to take place into Witham house fire

Investigation to take place into Witham house fire

First published in News

Fire fighters were called to a blaze in a terraced house in Baker Way, Witham shortly after 5pm yesterday. 

On arrival the incident commander reported that the fire was on the first floor of the house and that the property was heavily smoke logged.

Wearing breathing apparatus and using two hose reel jets crews had extinguished the fire by just after 6pm.

An investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of the fire.

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12:41pm Wed 8 Jan 14

strawberry1 says...

A new fire engine picture. !!!!!!!
A new fire engine picture. !!!!!!! strawberry1
  • Score: 5

11:26pm Wed 8 Jan 14

OrangeChris says...

strawberry1 wrote:
A new fire engine picture. !!!!!!!
All the way from Oxfordshire!
[quote][p][bold]strawberry1[/bold] wrote: A new fire engine picture. !!!!!!![/p][/quote]All the way from Oxfordshire! OrangeChris
  • Score: 3

11:30am Thu 9 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

It gets even more interesting!

As far as I can make out the Vehicle Registration Number (VRN) of the pictured Fire Engine is DU12 BSZ

If that is correct we have a real mystery on our hands as that registration number belongs to a Volvo Truck that was purchased from new by ‘Bulk Freight (Midlands) Ltd and is still in operation today.

The picture published above seems to have originated from the ‘Banbury Cake’ which is another Newsquest publication. It can be found by Googling ‘Oxfordshire Fire Engines’ which throws up a site depicting hundreds of images. It features as the 51st of that bunch of pictures. It is tagged ‘Banbury Cake’ suggesting that perhaps it might belong to Banbury Fire Station which would support Orange Chris’s hypothesis that it came ‘All the way from Oxfordshire’.

However, a check with Oxfordshire Fire Service today confirmed that DU12 BSZ it is not one of theirs.

Any clues as to what is going on?
It gets even more interesting! As far as I can make out the Vehicle Registration Number (VRN) of the pictured Fire Engine is DU12 BSZ If that is correct we have a real mystery on our hands as that registration number belongs to a Volvo Truck that was purchased from new by ‘Bulk Freight (Midlands) Ltd and is still in operation today. The picture published above seems to have originated from the ‘Banbury Cake’ which is another Newsquest publication. It can be found by Googling ‘Oxfordshire Fire Engines’ which throws up a site depicting hundreds of images. It features as the 51st of that bunch of pictures. It is tagged ‘Banbury Cake’ suggesting that perhaps it might belong to Banbury Fire Station which would support Orange Chris’s hypothesis that it came ‘All the way from Oxfordshire’. However, a check with Oxfordshire Fire Service today confirmed that DU12 BSZ it is not one of theirs. Any clues as to what is going on? OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 1

2:32pm Thu 9 Jan 14

keith_l says...

Could it be OU12BSZ ?

This would tie in more with it being Oxfordshire - DU would be registed at the Shrewbury DVLA office, wheres OU is Oxford.
Could it be OU12BSZ ? This would tie in more with it being Oxfordshire - DU would be registed at the Shrewbury DVLA office, wheres OU is Oxford. keith_l
  • Score: 3

4:42pm Thu 9 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Mystery solved!

Its OU12 BSZ (not DU12 BSZ) - and it normally struts its stuff around Oxford.

All you need do is Google the VRN (OU12 BSZ) and you will be connected to several links that show the machine in Oxford. Be careful if you do though, because you will be encroaching upon the boundaries of some serious Nerdy Types who have posted zillions of photos of Fire Engines (and buses and police cars and ambulances ) for us to salivate (or worse maybe?) over. Yoiks!

Personally, having never been one to doubt the veracity of our much loved and admired BWT I nevertheless think that on this occasion they might be pulling our legs just a little bit in somehow implying that this particular Fire Engine was 'doing the biz' up Baker Way in Witham a couple of evenings ago.

What say you to us just kindly putting it all down to a bit of 'Poetic Journalistic License'? Much nicer I think than reverting to such quintessentially quaint phrases as 'Lying Bar Stewards' and the like don't you think?

So glad I swung a leg out bed today. I could so easily have rolled over in the old f*rt sack and missed all this fun - and never have even known about it!

Perish the thought!

Now, what's next on the agenda. Let's see what Bhudeeka has been up to shall we?

Yoo Hoo Bhudee! Where are you Dear?
Mystery solved! Its OU12 BSZ (not DU12 BSZ) - and it normally struts its stuff around Oxford. All you need do is Google the VRN (OU12 BSZ) and you will be connected to several links that show the machine in Oxford. Be careful if you do though, because you will be encroaching upon the boundaries of some serious Nerdy Types who have posted zillions of photos of Fire Engines (and buses and police cars and ambulances ) for us to salivate (or worse maybe?) over. Yoiks! Personally, having never been one to doubt the veracity of our much loved and admired BWT I nevertheless think that on this occasion they might be pulling our legs just a little bit in somehow implying that this particular Fire Engine was 'doing the biz' up Baker Way in Witham a couple of evenings ago. What say you to us just kindly putting it all down to a bit of 'Poetic Journalistic License'? Much nicer I think than reverting to such quintessentially quaint phrases as 'Lying Bar Stewards' and the like don't you think? So glad I swung a leg out bed today. I could so easily have rolled over in the old f*rt sack and missed all this fun - and never have even known about it! Perish the thought! Now, what's next on the agenda. Let's see what Bhudeeka has been up to shall we? Yoo Hoo Bhudee! Where are you Dear? OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 3

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