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Two people rescued from River Dee

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  • May 17, 2010
Two people were rescued after falling into a north Wales river during the early hours. The police, ambulance and fire service were called to the River Dee at Llangollen, Denbighshire after reports of two people in the water. The calls came in at 0030...

Teenage girls hurt in cider can explosion in Dorset

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  • May 17, 2010
Two teenage girls have been taken to hospital after a cider can exploded when it was put on a camp fire. Emergency crews were called to the Loders area of Bridport after the blast at about 2345 BST on Saturday. The t...

Frosterley homes evacuated in gas blast risk

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  • May 17, 2010
About 50 homes were evacuated when a gas cylinder was found at the scene of a garage fire in County Durham. Police took 150 people to Frosterley's village hall early on Sunday after the fire service said the acetylene cyl...

Arson charge for Stockton Hall Hospital patient

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  • May 17, 2010
Crews stopped the fire spreading to other parts of the hospital A patient has been charged over a fire which caused extensive damage to a psychiatric hospital in York. More than 100 patients were re...

Pigs die after farm building fire

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  • May 17, 2010
Vets had to put down 25 piglets and 12 sows which had been caught in a burning farm building in Norfolk. Firefighters helped rescue about 240 pigs, the majority of which were piglets, from a piggery at Threxton Road, Saha...

Reading fire crews in memorial fund collection

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  • May 17, 2010
Reading fire crews in memorial fund collection Both firefighters served with Red Watch and had young families Firefighters across Reading have taken to the streets to raise money for a fund se...

Fire spreads through Filipino shanty town

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  • May 17, 2010
A huge blaze has swept through a shanty town outside the Philippines capital, destroying hundreds of homes and leaving thousands of people homeless. Two hundred fire engines were sent to fight the flames in the Quezon City slum, outside Manila, ...

Brazil fire destroys snake and spider collection

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  • May 17, 2010
The flammable liquid preserving the snakes helped spread the fire A leading collection of dead snakes, spiders and scorpions housed at a research centre in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has been destroyed by fire.&...

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