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Car appeal follows Brighton Greek Orthodox Church blaze

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  • July 14, 2010
Police investigating a suspicious fire at a church in Brighton want to trace the owner of a car seen near the building minutes before it began. The blaze, on the afternoon of 4 July, gutted the interior of the Greek Orthodox Church in Carlton Hill an...

Lightning fire on mansion estate in Bedfordshire

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  • July 14, 2010
A house in the grounds of a mansion in Bedfordshire has been severely damaged by fire after being struck by lightning. More than 25 firefighters were called to Haynes Park Estate in Church End, Haynes, near Bedford, at 1650 BST. No one was trapped in...

Smoke warning at County Durham fire-hit factory

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  • July 14, 2010
People living close to a fire-hit tyre factory in County Durham have been warned the clean-up operation could result in the release of more smoke. The fire, involving thousands of tonnes of rubber at the Littleburn Industrial Estate, Langley Moor, wa...

Surrey Police appeal over 'nasty' arson attack in Egham

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  • July 14, 2010
A "mindless and nasty" arson attack at a house in Egham could have had serious consequences, Surrey Police have said. Officers said the property in Vicarage Road was set alight at about 2240 BST on Monday. No one was injured but a police spokesman sa...

Cars catch fire near Buckingham Palace in London

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  • July 14, 2010
Smoke was seen billowing from several cars which caught alight a short distance from Buckingham Palace and St James's Palace. Firefighters and police attended the blaze in The Mall, central London, at about 1015 BST. One car caught fire and three oth...

Berkshire fire stations could shut over staff levels

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  • July 14, 2010
A number of fire stations in Berkshire could be forced to shut because the service cannot recruit enough part-time firefighters. Retained firefighters run 11 stations - more than half in the county - but a review of operations is under way. A fire se...

Gas explosion fear at Loudwell Farm in East Sussex

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  • July 14, 2010
An exclusion zone was set up around a barn in East Sussex amid fears a fire could cause a gas cylinder to explode. Fire crews were called to a blaze at Loudwell Farm in Tinkers Lane, Hadlow Down, at 0300 BST. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service set u...

Gwynedd fireman's undiagnosed heart condition - inquest

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  • July 14, 2010
An off-duty fireman who died after a fall on an icy road had an undiagnosed condition which caused him to suffer a heart attack, an inquest was told. The coroner recording a natural causes verdict, said he was concerned Gareth Wyn Rees' condition had...

Memorial service held for Hampshire firefighters

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  • July 14, 2010
A memorial service has been held for two firefighters who died in a flat fire in Southampton. James Shears, 35, died alongside Alan Bannon, 38, from heat exposure in the 15-storey Shirley Towers on 6 April. A memorial to fallen firefighters was unvei...

Ten rescued after fire at flats in Staplehurst

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  • July 14, 2010
Ten people have been rescued after a fire spread through flats above a post office in Kent. The blaze broke out in a first-floor flat of a building in High Street, Staplehurst, at 0330 BST and spread to a second flat. Kent Fire and Rescue Service sa...

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