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Aircraft makes emergency landing at Jersey Airport

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  • July 30, 2010
A light aircraft had to make an emergency landing at Jersey Airport after its engine failed. The pilot, the only person on board, reported the engine failure at about 1220 BST shortly after taken off. The Diamond Twinstar was flying to Vendee, France...

Alarm warning over fire exercise in Telford

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  • July 30, 2010
One in five smoke detectors checked after house fires was not working, Shropshire's fire service says. The figures were revealed as the service staged a mock fire in a semi-detached house in Donnington, Telford. Using actors, it aimed to show how qui...

China struggles to recover from 'worst ever' oil spill

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  • July 30, 2010
China is struggling to clean up what has being described as the country's worst oil spill, a fortnight after a fire at an oil depot caused crude to leak into the sea for several days. An army of volunteers and fishermen has been mobilised to help cle...

Fire crews damp down forest blaze on East Sussex border

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  • July 30, 2010
Firefighters are still at the scene of a forest fire in East Sussex. Crews worked through the night to put out the fire at Broadwater Forest, Eridge which spread across 15 acres (six hectares) on Thursday. At its height, 40 firefighters from East Sus...

Fire crews save woman from blaze

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  • July 30, 2010
A woman is recovering in hospital after being rescued by firefighters from a flat in Paisley. Crews were called to the three-storey building in Thrushcraig Crescent at about 1830 BST on Thursday. Firefighters found the woman inside a top-floor flat. ...

Russia forest fires leave 23 people dead amid heatwave

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  • July 30, 2010
At least 23 people are now reported to have died in forest fires which are raging in central Russia as a heatwave grips much of the country. More than 2,000 people have been left homeless and President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered the armed forces to ...

Fire ruins fruit and vegetable store in Wellingborough

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  • July 30, 2010
A fire in a Northamptonshire building has destroyed a fruit and vegetable storeroom. Firefighters were called to Alma Street in Wellingborough at 2243 BST and spent five hours at the scene. A fire service spokesman said the fire started in the ground...

Man bailed in Bolton house arson inquiry

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  • July 30, 2010
A man questioned over an arson attack in an area of Bolton which has seen a spate of wheelie bin fires has been released on bail. The 42-year-old was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a fire at house in Farnworth on Th...

Clean-up after Bolton bread factory blaze

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  • July 30, 2010
A clean-up operation is under way after a major fire at the Warburtons bread factory in Bolton. About 100 people were moved from the building after the fire broke out on Hereford Road at 1450 BST on Thursday. Firefighters from Greater Manchester and ...

Fires rage on as Moscow suffers 'hottest day ever'

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  • July 29, 2010
The Russian capital Moscow has suffered its hottest day on record, with temperatures reaching 39C (102F). A month-long record-breaking heatwave has sparked nearly 50 fires in the Moscow region and the capital is sweltering under a thick layer of smo...

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