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Family pay tribute to Pebworth firefighter

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  • July 22, 2010
The family of a retained firefighter who died in a collision in Warwickshire on Tuesday have paid tribute to him. Gary Williams, 38, of Pebworth, Worcestershire, died when a Land Rover he was driving left the B4632 near to Long Marston airfield and o...

Three boys arrested on suspicion of car showroom arson

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  • July 22, 2010
Three teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of arson, following a fire at a disused car showroom in Maidenhead. The fire service was called to the building on Stafferton Way at 0403 BST. Three firefighters tackled the blaze on the small indust...

Man injured in house explosion in Guildford

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  • July 22, 2010
A man has been taken to hospital following an explosion at a house in Guildford. Surrey Police said the man suffered non-life threatening injuries in the incident at a property in Stoughton Road at about 1045 BST on Thursday. The force said the blast...

Police appeal for witnesses after scrapyard fire

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  • July 22, 2010
Police in Inverness are appealing for witnesses after a fire at a former scrapyard. The blaze damaged a building on the site at Resaurie at Smithton, which had been earmarked for a housing development. A joint investigation has been launched with Nor...

Guests evacuated after Invercauld Hotel fire in Braemar

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  • July 22, 2010
Dozens of guests had to be evacuated after a fire started at an Aberdeenshire hotel. Three appliances were sent to the scene after the fire started in a bedroom at the Invercauld Hotel in Braemar at about 0610 BST. Crews from Braemar, Ballater and Ba...

Bins campaign after fire deaths in Bolton

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  • July 22, 2010
A council has started a new campaign to cut the number of bin fires, after a woman and her granddaughter were killed in an arson attack. Hameeda Begum, 71, and Alana Mian, four, died after the blaze in Little Holme Walk, Bolton, on 23 June 2008. The ...

Safety warning follows Hove high-rise flat block blaze

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  • July 22, 2010
Residents in tower blocks are being warned to heed fire safety advice following a blaze at flats in Hove. A total of 21 firefighters spent about an hour tackling flames on the roof of a six-storey property in The Drive on Wednesday afternoon. East Su...

Hay and asbestos in east Devon barn fire

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  • July 22, 2010
A barn in east Devon containing 500 tonnes of hay and some asbestos has been badly damaged in a fire. Fire crews were called to the 20m by 20m (66ft by 66ft) single-storey structure at Pitt Farm in Willand at about 1645 BST on Wednesday. Asbestos was...

Man arrested over Hull house 'arson'

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  • July 22, 2010
A man is being questioned over a suspected arson attack on a house in Hull which had five people inside. Police were called to the house in Hereford Street after the fire broke out at 0400 BST on Thursday. The occupants, including a heavily pregnant ...

Sandbags needed as Wales prepares for severe rain

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  • July 22, 2010
Residents have been calling the fire service and asking for sandbags in parts of Conwy ahead of a severe weather warning across Wales. Householders in Colwyn Bay were given advice by North Wales Fire and Rescue after minor flooding. The calls for hel...

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