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Heybridge: Lucky escape for players from coach fire
8:54pm Saturday 5th October 2013 in Local News
Players for Heybridge Swifts Football Club have had a lucky escape after a fire broke out on their team coach.
The clubs official Twitter account reported that the coach had developed mechanical problems at 7.10pm near the QE2 bridge on their way home from a 2-1 victory against Uxbridge last night.
But by 7.25pm it emerged that a fire had broken out on the coach, inBrook Street, Brentwood, with @HeybridgeSwifts tweeting: "Breaking News. We have a large fire. The team coach is on fire in a major way."
Both the on-board fire extinguisherand the petrol station forecourt extinguisher were needed to put out the flames.
The club was quick to reassure concerned friends and family that everyone was safe, tweeting: "The Heybridge team and staff are safely off."
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