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Caravan fire spreads through Chatham Dock in Kent

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  • June 27, 2010
More than 80 firefighters have tackled a blaze that swept through Chatham Dock in Gillingham. Kent Fire and Rescue Service said they were called to the docks at 1730 BST on Saturday. A caravan went up in flames and the fire then spread to nearby lorr...

Power restored to thousands of Portsmouth homes

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  • June 27, 2010
Thousands of residents who faced a day-long power cut after a fire broke out at an electricity substation have had their supply restored. About 47,000 customers were affected by the fire at the substation in Warblington Street, Old Portsmouth, at abo...

Probe into Conservative club fire in Newhaven

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  • June 27, 2010
An investigation is under way into a fire in Newhaven that destroyed the town's Conservative club. The blaze swept through the building in South Way at 0150 BST on Saturday and was brought under control 10 hours later. The crews' efforts were hampere...

Revellers hurt in Thailand tourist speed boat collision

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  • June 27, 2010
Some 40 people have been injured after two speedboats carrying tourists collided in the Gulf of Thailand. They overturned a few kilometres out to sea while ferrying people to and from a party on Koh Pha Ngan island beach, throwing many revellers into...

Eleven Senegal football fans killed in terrace collapse

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  • June 27, 2010
At least 11 people have died in Senegal after the terrace where they were watching a World Cup football match collapsed, police say. A large group of people had gathered at the home of the local head of the national electricity company to see the gam...

Fire spreads to parade of shops in Littlehampton

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  • June 26, 2010
Investigations are under way into the cause of a fire at a parade of shops in West Sussex. Firefighters from Littlehampton, East Preston and Arundel were called to Wick Street, Littlehampton at 0210 BST, where the roof of a shop was on fire. The blaz...

Fire in 100 tonne Wellingborough wood chip pile

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  • June 26, 2010
Flames are tearing through 100 tonnes of wood chippings at a Northamptonshire waste disposal site. The fire started at about 0130 BST on Sidegate Lane, Wellingborough, and the fire service said they expected to remain there "for some time". About 30 ...

Light reflecting through windows starts Wyke Regis fire

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  • June 26, 2010
Light reflecting through the windows of a conservatory on a flat in Dorset is thought to have started a fire which destroyed parts of the property. Crews were called to Portland Road in Wyke Regis at about 1100 BST after several people called 999 and...

Firefighters called to Solihull Jaguar Land Rover site

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  • June 26, 2010
Firefighters tackled a severe blaze at Jaguar Land Rover in Solihull. A fault caused an electric forklift truck to catch fire, which spread to a 40ft (12m) articulated lorry trailer, several plastic storage crates and a storage building at the Lode L...

Person dies in 'suspicious' house fire in Maidenhead

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  • June 26, 2010
A person who died in a house fire in Berkshire is thought to have been a woman in her 20s who was a visitor. Firefighters were called to the house in Moor Lane, North Town, Maidenhead, in the very early hours. A number of people escaped from the buil...

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