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Historic Dartmouth town centre shut by chip shop fire

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  • May 29, 2010
Watch Spotlight's report on the fire in Dartmouth's historic town centre Dartmouth town centre has been sealed off after a fire spread through its historic Fairfax Place. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue initially ...

Probe after fire at Dounreay

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  • May 29, 2010
The fire was in part of the Prototype Fast Reactor building An investigation has been launched following a fire at the Dounreay nuclear plant in Caithness. Fire alarms alerted the site's firefighters to the blaze a...

Fire guts Property Link Birmingham warehouse

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  • May 29, 2010
A furniture warehouse in Birmingham that suffered a "severe fire" will have to be demolished, engineers have said. More than 100 firefighters were sent to Property Link in Cecil Street, Newtown, after a fire started at about 1900 BST on Thursday...

Arrest after mother and baby flee Hastings flat fire

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  • May 29, 2010
A man has been arrested after a fire in which a mother and her baby had to flee their home in Hastings. Emergency teams were called to the fire in a first-floor flat in Bohemia Road in the early hours of Friday. East...

Safety adviser hired after six boat fires in Wiltshire

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  • May 29, 2010
A safety adviser has been appointed in Wiltshire after six boat fires in about two years, one of them fatal. Rob Buckland is to assist people living and working on the Kennet and Avon Canal throughout the year. A spo...

Woman rescued from flat fire in Nottinghamshire

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  • May 28, 2010
A woman has been led to safety by fire fighters after a blaze at a flat in Nottinghamshire. Two fire engines from Stockhill Fire Station were called to Rowan Court in Nuthall at 0548 BST. Crews using breathing appara...

Man guilty of murdering sisters in Tooting house fire

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  • May 28, 2010
Miah and Choudhury were found guilty of the murders A second person has been found guilty of murdering two sisters in a house fire in south London. Waiter Shihabouddin Choudhury, 21, was convicted at the Old Bailey...

Gloucestershire fire engines to help crews in Chile

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  • May 28, 2010
The 22-year-old fire engines have been decommissioned and replaced Two decommissioned fire engines from Gloucestershire are being sent to Chile to help meet a desperate need for fire and rescue equipment...

Woman seriously injured in Halesowen fire

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  • May 28, 2010
A woman has been seriously injured in a house fire in the West Midlands. The woman - believed to be in her 50s - and her husband were helped from the building in Cherry Street, Halesowen, by a member of the public. T...

Carnoustie house fire leaves woman dead

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  • May 28, 2010
An 80-year-old woman has died in a house fire in Carnoustie. Tayside Fire and Rescue were called to the blaze at Panmure Street at about 0415 BST. The brigade said the woman, who has not been named, was the sole occu...

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