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New Durham fire station opens its doors

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  • July 18, 2010
A new fire station has opened in Durham for the first time in 12 years. The new building, at Fylands Bridge, Bishop Auckland, replaces the station on Watling Road, which opened in 1955. As well as two fire engines, the new station is home to the Swif...

Blackpool scout headquarters damaged in fire

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  • July 18, 2010
A large fire has caused extensive damage to a scout centre in Blackpool. Six fire engines were called to the blaze at the Scout District Headquarters on Heyhouses Lane, St Annes, in the early hours of Saturday. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said...

Commodore Clipper fire caused by 'electrical fault'

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  • July 18, 2010
A fire which started on board a ferry travelling from the channel islands was caused by an 'electrical fault' an investigation has found. A report by the Marine Accident Investigation team found the fire on-board the Commodore Clipper started when a ...

Homes evacuated after Rochdale garage fire

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  • July 18, 2010
Eighty people were forced to spend the night away from their homes after potentially explosive gas cylinders were found at a fire in Rochdale. Police were called by the fire service after they found acetylene cylinders at a garage on Count Street jus...

Woman arrested after house fire in Runcorn

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  • July 18, 2010
A 27-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire at a house in Cheshire. Fire crews were called to the end of terrace house on Baker Road in Runcorn at about 1920 BST on Saturday. Cheshire Police said several houses nearby...

Man dies in Torrington flat fire

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  • July 18, 2010
A man has died in a fire at a block of flats in Devon. The fire service was called to the blaze on the ground floor of the flats on Calf Street, Torrington, at about 0520 BST. About 20 firemen attended the incident and rescued the man, who later died...

China coal mine accident 'leaves at least 28 dead'

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  • July 18, 2010
At least 28 people have been killed in a coal mine accident in northern China, the country's state-run media say. Xinhua news agency cited local government officials as saying the accident happened in the city of Hancheng, in Shaanxi province. Report...

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