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£1m to repair Portglenone tyre depot fire damage

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  • July 31, 2010
A fire at a tyre recycling depot near Portglenone in County Antrim is being treated as suspicious. A building and recycling equipment worth about £1m were completely destroyed in the blaze which was reported at about 2340 BST on Friday. At one p...

Fire crews tackle nightclub fire in York

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  • July 31, 2010
An investigation is under way after a fire badly damaged a club in York. Fire crews were called to Club Salvation in George Hudson Street just after 0400 BST. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said the fire started in the smoking area of the building, ...

Fire crews at Portglenone tyre depot blaze

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  • July 31, 2010
A number of fire crews are continuing to fight a blaze at a tyre depot in Portglenone. They were called to the premises on the Garvaghy Road in the early hours of Saturday morning. The Fire Service has said there were no injuries and it is still tryi...

Man rescued from Edinburgh blaze

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  • July 31, 2010
A man was rescued from his home by firefighters after a blaze broke out in a neighbouring flat. Fire crews were called to the fire in the Muirhouse area of Edinburgh at 2315 BST on Friday. The fire had taken hold in the living room of a first-floor f...

Chinese lantern causes crop fire near Woodstock

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  • July 31, 2010
A Chinese lantern released as part of birthday celebrations caused a severe crop fire when it landed in an Oxfordshire field. Crews were called to Stonesfield, near Woodstock, at 2130 BST on Friday, to seven hectares of Barley crop on fire. Firefight...

Australia bushfires report calls for response changes

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  • July 31, 2010
A report into Australia's worst bushfires has called for sweeping changes to the way the authorities respond to natural disasters. Some 173 people were killed when fires tore across Victoria in early 2009. Over 155 days a royal commission heard comp...

California building explosion kills two

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  • July 31, 2010
Two people have died after a two-storey industrial building exploded in Los Angeles, California, officials say. One victim was electrocuted by a 34,500-volt power line that was brought down and another died when he was hurled into the street by the b...

'Deliberate' fire destroys barn in Warwickshire

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  • July 31, 2010
A fire which destroyed a barn and caused damage estimated at £10,000 was started deliberately, it is believed. Ten fire engines were deployed to a farm in Wike Lane, Sambourne, Warwickshire, after the blaze started at about 0100 BST on Thursday....

Family stuck in mud on Weston beach rescued

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  • July 31, 2010
A family and their dog were rescued by hovercraft after becoming stuck in mud on a beach at Weston-super-Mare. The two adults and two young girls were believed to be suffering from hypothermia and exhaustion after becoming trapped 800m (875yds) from ...

Arson spree in Gainsborough prompts witness plea

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  • July 30, 2010
A series of arson attacks in a matter of hours has left a Lincolnshire community "shocked", according to the authorities. Fire crews attended seven incidents in Gainsborough on Thursday evening, including an attack on a play area. Straw bales were st...

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