PICTURES: Huge fireball explodes into the sky following blaze in Northampton

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New pictures of a huge fireball exploding into the sky has been caught on camera in Kingsthorpe yesterday.

Shocked passers-by took photos of the explosion of flames and smoke billowing into the sky following a fire at a garage in Northampton yesterday afternoon (Wednesday).

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Fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of the flames outside the Auto Services garage on Ruskin Road, which started at around 2.20pm.

Eyewitness reports suggest the fire began outside the premises, before spreading to a nearby stack of tyres, vehicles and a set of oil drums, which exploded.

Around 35 fire fighters got the blaze under control.

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