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Killer fire exploded through roof in Douglas

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  • August 9, 2010
A fire which ripped through a house killing a 61-year-old reached temperatures of 1,000C, a Douglas Courthouse has heard. Terence Losh perished in the fire, described as an "inferno", at his flat in Demesne Road, Douglas in March 2009. Simon Leece, 3...

Firefighters tackle Sandiacre foundry fire

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  • August 9, 2010
Dozens of firefighters have been tackling a fire which broke out at a Derbyshire foundry. Fire and rescue crews were called to Balfour Beatty Rail Track Systems on Osmaston Street at Sandiacre around 1630 BST on Monday. Appliances from Nottinghamshir...

Five car crash at Heathrow Airport's terminal three

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  • August 9, 2010
Two people have been injured in a five-car crash at the drop-off point at Heathrow Airport's terminal three. A 40-year-old injured their neck while a 30-year-old was left with a head injury after the crash at 1550 BST. A BAA spokeswoman said the drop...

Chemical leak closes main road by Stonehenge

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  • August 9, 2010
A main route near Stonehenge was closed in both directions after a drum containing chemicals fell off a flat bed lorry and onto the road . Wiltshire fire crews were called to the A303, at its junction with the A344, on Monday afternoon, after the 200...

Fire crews fight large crop blaze in north Kent

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  • August 9, 2010
More than 40 firefighters have been tackling a large crop fire in a field near Dartford in north Kent. Kent Fire and Rescue Service said the fire at New Road, Horton Kirby started at about 1300 BST on Monday. The service said the warm weather had dri...

Man in 80s dies after house fire rescue near Ipswich

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  • August 9, 2010
A man believed to be in his 80s has died shortly after being rescued from a fire at a house in Suffolk. Firefighters had helped the man out of a "severe" fire in the living room of a house in Beech Close, Sproughton, near Ipswich. Three crews and the...

Woman arrested over fatal crash in Alfreton

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  • August 9, 2010
A 19-year-old woman has been arrested after a man was killed in a car crash in Derbyshire. Police said a car hit a wall and caught on fire in the incident on Nottingham Road in Alfreton at about 0150 GMT on Saturday. A 22-year-old man, who was though...

Anger over newly-opened Reading play area set alight

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  • August 9, 2010
A newly-opened £37,500 children's play area has been vandalised and set on fire by suspected arsonists in Reading. Vandals ripped up an artificial surface at the Meadway in Tilehurst, and placed it in piping used by skateboarders, before setting...

Officer's leg impaled during chase in Droitwich

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  • August 9, 2010
A police sergeant impaled his leg on a metal spike as he chased suspected burglars in Worcestershire. Two men were seen leaving Droitwich Spa Cricket Club in Church Lane in the early hours of Saturday when the officer and his colleagues gave chase. T...

Water rescue equipment unveiled in Hereford

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  • August 9, 2010
New rescue equipment has been demonstrated by firefighters at a rowing club in Hereford. The fire service said it is called to 50 to 60 water rescues in a typical year in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Fire stations in Hereford, Evesham and Worces...

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