Hero troops relive fire drama

RAF troops who entered a blazing Ipswich garage today relived the moment they put their lives on the line to prevent a car from exploding.The fire crew said there was a very real danger the vehicle could have blown up only a foot away from an occupied house.

RAF troops who entered a blazing Ipswich garage today relived the moment they put their lives on the line to prevent a car from exploding.

The fire crew said there was a very real danger the vehicle could have blown up only a foot away from an occupied house.

The detached garage fire broke out at 3.20am on Tuesday and two GGs and one BART attended.

Crew commander, Flying Officer Neal said: "The garage was only a foot away from a neighbouring house and the possibility of the car and garage exploding was a real one.

"The specialist BA team put foam and powder down to absorb the petrol and tackle the major flames. "As soon as we felt confident it was safe to enter the garage, we broke the window of the car using a police baton, released the handbrake and bumped the car out.

"It's never nice to get a call out, but when you get back from a shout you do get a rush knowing that you have helped people.

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"Obviously such incidents are devastating for those involved but when you hear them say thank you and mean it, it's nice and can be quite emotional.

"These incidents put all our training into practice."