Major fires, dramatic demolitions and a bus stuck in a cul-de-sac. Yes, this is our 2016 in video.

During the past 12 months, Get Surrey and Get Hampshire has had an unprecedented focus on bringing you some of the most astonishing news footage there is.

From serious emergency situations to light-hearted, heartwarming and sometimes outright hilarious capers, we have strived to make video an essential part of how we bring you the news.

These are just some of our most incredible videos from 2016.

1. Fire ravages Fleet Services

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See the dramatic aftermath of the fleet services fire

More than 50 firefighters rushed to Fleet Services on the M3 on Wednesday December 14 following reports of a major fire.

The blaze took hold overnight into Thursday morning, leaving a number of buildings gutted before it was finally brought under control at around 2.30pm. It is thought the fire started at KFC.

Footage from the scene shows huge, towering pillars of flame rising into the night sky, while the scale of the devastation was laid bare in harrowing shots taken the following morning.

2. Woodlands Lane M3 bridge demolition

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See Woodlands Lane bridge collapse

Plans to demolish the Woodlands Lane M3 bridge near Windlesham were incorporated into Highways England's ongoing M3 "smart motorway" works between junction 2 and junction 4A.

After the demolition was postponed in the spring, the moment finally came in November - and the video above shows the moment the 2,500-tonne structure came crashing down.

The bridge was built in the early 1970s stretching some 88 metres over the busy motorway linking Windlesham and Chobham . A replacement is due to be completed during winter 2017/18.

3. Tragic Guildford Bridge Street collision

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Back in February, a car veered off the road in Bridge Street, Guildford , hitting a number of pedestrians in what was perhaps the most shocking and hard-hitting emergency situation of 2016.

Kat Garrett, 30, tragically died at the scene. Around a week later, 45-year-old tyre fitter Del Kendall, who was also hit, died from his injuries in hospital.

The incident prompted renewed calls for fresh safety measures in Bridge Street, including a petition signed by 11,000 people which was handed to Surrey County Council .

4. RideLondon returns to Surrey for 2016

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Love it or hate it, the controversial RideLondon cycle returned to Surrey in 2016 and saw thousands of riders pound around the county in late July, raising vast amounts of money for charity.

However, like previous years, the ride was tinged with tragedy after two riders sadly lost their lives - Richard Kell, 71, died from injuries he sustained after hitting a tree near Pyrford.

It was later confirmed a second cyclist, 48-year-old Robin Chard, died after suffering a cardiac arrest at Kingston Bridge around the 25-mile mark.

5. Dramatic M3 dog rescue

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This was the moment a number of heroic motorists came to the aid of a distressed dog hit by a car on the M3 near Lightwater .

Elliott Killingbeck captured the moment via his dashcam, springing into action after a lorry swerved to avoid the poor pooch.

Thankfully, the story did have a happy ending after Elliott left his details with a vet and was later contacted by the owner to inform him the dog made a full recovery.

6. Bus gets trapped in Guildford cul-de-sac

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In what appeared to be a scene straight out of Austin Powers, we were in stitches when Surrey's roads policing unit tweeted a picture of a coach wedged perfectly across Mountside in Guildford .

The poor driver, it appeared, made a wrong turning ending up in the narrow residential street, which is also a dead end.

The bus was eventually freed a number of hours later by a recovery truck, but not before a sizeable crowd gathered to take in the spectacle.