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Harold Hill firefighter’s colleagues come to the rescue after car blaze

PUBLISHED: 07:00 21 October 2015

Firefighter Paul Humphrey was rescued by his colleagues from Harold Hill after his car caught fire on the way to work

Firefighter Paul Humphrey was rescued by his colleagues from Harold Hill after his car caught fire on the way to work

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Firefighter Paul Humphrey didn’t expect to see his colleagues in action before he arrived at work on Thursday.

Firefighter Paul Humphrey was rescued by his colleagues from Harold Hill after his car caught fire on the way to workFirefighter Paul Humphrey was rescued by his colleagues from Harold Hill after his car caught fire on the way to work

But he had just passed the A127 turnoff on the M25 when his car caught fire.

Paul, 32, based at Harold Hill, said: “My colleagues found it very amusing when they turned up and it was my car on fire.

“I was driving to work in the morning and suddenly my car was on fire.

“I called 999 and thought a crew from Essex would attend but then I saw faces from Harold Hill as well.”

Paul’s training had kicked in when he realised what was happening and he calmly drove his car to the hard shoulder, out of the middle lane of traffic.

Paul added: “They obviously found it very funny to see me stranded on the side of the road, especially as I was meant to be with them. My car was completely wrecked but my colleagues made sure there was no risk to safety for me or any other drivers.”


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