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Premier Inn damaged by fire in Northamptonshire

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  • July 6, 2010
A Premier Inn hotel has been badly damaged by fire in Northamptonshire. Firefighters have been battling to bring the fire in the two-storey building at Brackley Hatch under control after it broke out just before 2140 BST on Monday. Northamptonshire F...

Environment team to monitor Wem fire site

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  • July 6, 2010
A fire at a tyre firm on an industrial estate in Wem, Shropshire, that burned for almost 20 hours, is out. About 50 firefighters were sent to tackle the fire at Kingpin Tyres on Sunday lunchtime. It is the third fire at the firm since April of last y...

Investigation after man dies in flat fire in Essex

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  • July 6, 2010
A man has died in a fire that broke out in a flat in Essex on Sunday night. Fire crews were alerted after thick black smoke was seen coming from a building at Tithelands in Harlow. "On arrival at the scene, crews reported the property was well alight...

New Forest man saved from fire by smoke alarm

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  • July 6, 2010
A man has fled a fire at his home in the New Forest after being alerted by his smoke alarm. The roof and first floor were severely damaged by the fire, believed to have started in the bedroom of the home in Eastcot Close, Holbury. Crews tackled the ...

Fire causes Toronto blackouts and disrupts royal dinner

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  • July 6, 2010
A fire at a transformer station in Toronto has plunged parts of the Canadian city into darkness. Some 250,000 people were left without electricity for more than an hour during a heatwave, officials say. The underground system was affected and there w...

Restronguet crab pot fire ignites fishing boat and shed

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  • July 6, 2010
Three people were taken to hospital in Cornwall after a fire spread along 150 crab pots igniting a boat and shed. The fire spread along the pots, setting alight the shed, which contained a vehicle, gas cylinders and asbestos. A fishing boat was also ...

Channel Island ferry back in service after fire

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  • July 6, 2010
The Commodore Clipper, which operates between the Channel Islands and the UK, has returned to service after a fire. The freight and passenger ferry has been out of service since the fire, which broke out in the lower vehicle deck, on 16 June. The shi...

Suspicious takeaway fire probed in West Lothian

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  • July 6, 2010
Police are appealing for witnesses following a suspicious fire that destroyed a takeaway in West Lothian. Firefighters were called to tackle the blaze at the Four in One in West Main Street, Whitburn at 0400 BST on Sunday. The fire caused about £...

Passengers face disruptions after cable fire in Barking

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  • July 6, 2010
Passengers on the London Underground (LU) are facing disruption after a cable fire led to services being suspended in east London. The fire at Barking station on Friday destroyed dozens of 50-year-old cables resulting in a power failure. Services to ...

Bournemouth supermarket fire under investigation

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  • July 6, 2010
A inquiry is under way after a fire broke out at a supermarket in Dorset. Crews were called to Somerfield in Seabourne Road, Bournemouth, when smoke was seen coming from the main doors just after 2000 BST on Sunday. A bucket of water was used to put ...

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