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Fire crews tackle blaze in south Belfast

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  • August 13, 2010
Fire crews are dealing with a large fire off the Ormeau Road in south Belfast. It is understood a three-storey building in the Carolan Road area is "well alight". It is believed the building has been derelict for some time. A number of fire engines a...

Jersey Battle of Flowers float on fire

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  • August 13, 2010
A float caught fire as it was being prepared for an annual parade in Jersey. St Lawrence seniors were testing their lights for Friday evening's Battle of Flowers moonlight parade when the timber frame caught fire. The fire service said exhaust fumes ...

Heavy rain causes flash flooding in Deal

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  • August 13, 2010
Heavy downpours and flash floods have caused road closures and disruption in parts of Kent. Deal is the worst affected area. One resident in Albert Road told BBC Kent she had flood water and sewage coming into her home. Kent Fire and Rescue said othe...

Arson arrest after fire at Pontypool house

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  • August 13, 2010
A 53-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a house fire in Pontypool, Torfaen. He was also held on possession of what Gwent Police called "a bladed article". Officers said emergency services were call...

Four residents rescued from Boston flat fire

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  • August 13, 2010
Four people have been rescued after fire broke out at a block of flats in Lincolnshire. Emergency crews were called to Willoughby Road in Boston just after 0700 BST where they found a ground floor flat well alight. Firefighters using breathing equipm...

Two firefighters killed tackling forest fires in Spain

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  • August 13, 2010
Two firefighters have been killed in wildfires that have broken out in Spain. The blazes hit near the village of Fornelos de Montes in the country's northwestern Galicia region. Galician rural affairs chief Samuel Juarez said that arson was suspected...

Woman on arson charge after North Tyneside house fire

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  • August 13, 2010
A woman has been charged with arson, following a fire at a house on North Tyneside. Fire crews were called to Bywell Grove in Shiremoor on Wednesday evening and found the living room well alight. The female occupant was rescued from the house by a ne...

Jersey's specialist fire crew rescues cliff fall dog

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  • August 13, 2010
A spaniel has been rescued by a specialist fire crew after falling from cliffs in Jersey. The dog and its owner had been walking on paths above Beauport Bay when it fell down the cliff face. The alarm was raised by its owner after the accident on Thu...

New Warwickshire fire HQ could be established

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  • August 13, 2010
A new headquarters for Warwickshire's fire service could be established, the BBC has learned. The county council approved plans to close Brinklow, Studley and Warwick fire stations on 20 July. But now the authority said it was looking at "the rationa...

Aberdeen councillor warns authorities may have to merge

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  • August 13, 2010
A senior Aberdeen councillor has predicted local authorities may have to merge as one way of making cost savings in the public spending squeeze. Kevin Stewart - the city's deputy leader and head of the SNP group on the authority - is raising the issu...

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