Firefighters respond to weekend crashes and fires in Rutland

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Fire services were called to four incidents in Rutland at the weekend.

Crews responded to an accident in Main Street, Belmesthorpe at about 5pm on Saturday.

One person was trapped in their car and had to be released from the vehicle before being handed over to ambulance services.

Crews from Uppingham were called to two incidents on the A47 near Morcott on Saturday.

At about 5.30pm firefighters were called to reports of one person trapped in a car which had come off the road and into a ditch.

The casualty was released from the car and taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary by ambulance.

An hour later fire services were called to a car on fire, also on the A47 near Morcott.

Firefighters extinguished the flames which were believed to have been caused by a mechanical fault.

And yesterday (Sunday) a crew from Oakham was called to a van on fire in Teigh Road, Ashwell, at about 9pm.

Firefighters put out the blaze, which is believed to have been caused by an electrical fault.

There was moderate damage to the vehicle but there were no reported injuries.