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Fire crews tackle woodland blaze

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  • July 7, 2010
Fire crews are battling a huge blaze on woodland, gorse and moorland on the outskirts of Inverness. Highland Fire and Rescue said they had received hundreds of calls from the occupants of housing estates around the Tomfat Woods, south of the city. A ...

Man arrested over children's fire deaths in Bradford

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  • July 7, 2010
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after two children died in a house fire in Bradford. Fire crews were called to the house in Hendford Drive in the Pollard Park area of the city at about 0045 BST on Tuesday. A 10-year-old girl died at th...

Staffordshire grass fire followed earlier blaze

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  • July 7, 2010
Firefighters who tackled a large grassland fire in Staffordshire said the smoke and flames led more than 30 people to contact them. Several crews were called out to the scene at Rugeley on Tuesday afternoon. It followed an earlier incident at Hednesf...

Pair arrested after hotel fire at Brackley Hatch bailed

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  • July 7, 2010
Two men, arrested by detectives investigating a fire which destroyed a Premier Inn hotel in Northamptonshire, have released on police bail. Firefighters battled to bring the blaze in the two-storey building at Brackley Hatch on the A43 under control ...

Explosive cylinders found in fire in Fleetwood

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  • July 7, 2010
Fire crews have set up an exclusion zone in Lancashire after two potentially explosive gas cylinders were found in a burning building. A 200m cordon was placed round the derelict property in Radcliffe Road, Fleetwood, at 1830 BST on Tuesday. The acet...

Worker 'serious' after Ledbury Community Hospital fire

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  • July 7, 2010
A maintenance worker has been seriously injured in a fire at Ledbury Community Hospital in Herefordshire. It is thought the man, in his 60s, was carrying out repairs when an aerosol canister caught fire at about 1130 BST on Tuesday, ambulance staff s...

Toast off menu at maternity ward

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  • July 7, 2010
New mothers at a hospital in Glasgow are no longer being offered toast after giving birth because the toasters have been classed as a fire hazard. Instead, staff at the Southern General Hospital are offering mothers a roll, cereal or biscuits after t...

Large area of Hazeley Heath hit by fire

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  • July 7, 2010
A large area of heathland in Hampshire has been hit by fire which took crews more than five hours to bring under control. Nearly 50 firefighters were called to land at Hazeley Heath Road, Hazeley Heath, near Hook, on Tuesday afternoon. Up to 40 hecta...

Fire destroys four buildings in a Norfolk town

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  • July 7, 2010
A large fire has destroyed four buildings in a Norfolk town. Nine crews from Norfolk and Suffolk were called to the Thoroughfare in Harleston on Tuesday afternoon. About 40 firefighters spent the night putting out flames and damping down the scene. T...

Explosive cylinders found in fire in Fleetwood

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  • July 7, 2010
Fire crews have set up an exclusion zone in Lancashire after two potentially explosive gas cylinders were found in a burning building. A 200m cordon was placed round the derelict property in Radcliffe Road, Fleetwood, at 1830 BST on Tuesday. The acet...

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