Search as fire engulfs canal barge in Proctor's Park Road, Barrow upon Soar
Firefighters made a desperate search of a canal barge engulfed in flames, fearing there could be someone onboard.
Crews from Loughborough were called to the canal in Proctor's Park Road, Barrow upon Soar, at 1am yesterday after they received reports of a boat on fire.
They called for back-up from Syston because it was feared there may be people on the barge, which was well alight.
The fire crews soon confirmed that everyone had been accounted for, but the fire destroyed about half of the boat's structure.
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The cause is believed to have been an electrical spark.