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Don't worry... the nick's not on fire!
7:00am Friday 1st November 2013 in News
SHREDDED paper caused this smokey scene outside Brentwood’s police station.
A van transporting ripped up paper caught fire outside the station, off London Road sending plumes of smoke up into the sky.
Reports from the scene said 60 per cent of the van’s contents were “well alight”.
A spokesman for Essex Police said: “There was a fire outside the police station did not affect everyday business.
“A deposit of shredded confidential papers accidentally caught alight.”
This picture was caputred by Insp Paul Wells who tweeted a picture of firefighters tackling the blaze.
Along with the image, he tweeted: “Don't be alarmed if you saw smoke from the nick...it was the paper shredder! #officesmellslikeabonfire.”