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Beekeeper's smoke machine believed to be cause of Shrewsbury car fire

A beekeeper's smoke machine is believed to have been the cause of a car fire at a retail park in Shrewsbury.

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Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service said the smoke machine had been left on while stored in the boot of a vehicle at Meole Brace Retail Park, on Friday afternoon.

One fire crew was sent from Shrewsbury fire station at 3.30pm.

When they arrived on the scene they donned breathing apparatus and used cutters and spreaders to get into the car and used a hosereel jet to deal with the incident.

The crew sent their incident stop message just over 20 minutes later.

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