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Police investigate cash machine fire in Abbots Langley
Police are investigating after a suspicious fire started in a cash point in Abbots Langley.
Firefighters from Garston were called to the small blaze in the machine in the Spar in School Mead at around 4.30am today.
Watch Commander Tony Adair said there was no obvious fire when his crew arrived at the store.
He said: “The alarms were going off in the shop but there was nothing obvious, although we could smell something was burning.
“Then we noticed the front of the cash machine was melted and was smouldering inside.”
Mr Adair said the manager was on site to let the firefighters into the shop to extinguish the fire from the inside.
He added: “The police were called as it was thought the fire was possibly of doubtful origin.”