A DRIVER and his dog were rescued by the fire service yesterday after their car was flipped on its side.

The crash took place on the A34 from Didcot on Tuesday morning.

Firefighters from Abingdon and Didcot attended the scene, as well as members of Thames Valley Police.

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On arrival one of the vehicles had been flipped on its side, blocking the Northbound carriageway.

The driver and his dog were quickly freed and the emergency services ensured the road was opened again as soon as possible.

After leaving the incident, both crews then had to attend a garage fire in East Hagbourne.

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Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus worked hard to extinguish the fire.

Later on that day, firefighters from Abingdon were also called to assist with an industrial fire in Reading.