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Salisbury house set on fire deliberately

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  • August 16, 2010
A house in Salisbury was deliberately set on fire in the early hours on Monday. The fire service and police were called to the house in Gainsborough Close at about 0230 BST. A Wiltshire Police spokeswoman said: "Fortunately the occupants of the house...

Firefighters tackle heath blaze in Dorset

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  • August 16, 2010
Firefighters have been tackling a major heath fire in Dorset. Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said it was called to the blaze at Colinwood Corner in Swainson Road, Tarrant Hinton, at 1223 BST. When the three fire crews arrived they found about 14 acre...

Haworth mill firm 'devastated' after fire

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  • August 16, 2010
More than 40 people are waiting to find out if their jobs are safe after fire destroyed the West Yorkshire mill they worked in. Fire broke out at Ebor Mills on Ebor Lane in Haworth on Saturday night. The 1870s mill is now unsafe and will have to be d...

Nigeria lorry in fatal motorway blaze

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  • August 16, 2010
Up to 40 people are believed to have been killed on a Nigerian motorway when a lorry loaded with sugar crashed into a police checkpoint and burst into flames. Witnesses told the BBC it rammed into waiting cars, including two packed minibuses, on the ...

Firefighters rescue cow stuck in Hampshire bog

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  • August 16, 2010
Firefighters have pulled a cow free from a bog after it became stuck. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service was alerted at 0710 BST on Sunday by two birdwatchers who discovered the heifer at Woolmer Common in Bordon, Hampshire. An animal rescue specialis...

Bournemouth man 'fell asleep with cigarette'

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  • August 16, 2010
A man who died in a fire in a block of flats in Dorset had fallen asleep while smoking a cigarette, the fire service has said. Crews were called to a small fire in the ground floor flat in Stourwood Avenue, Springbourne, Bournemouth, in the early hou...

Men injured after 'arson' attack at Bradford takeaway

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  • August 16, 2010
hree men have been taken to hospital after a suspected arson attack at a West Yorkshire takeaway. Police are appealing for witnesses after a fire began at the Oasis takeaway on Morley Street, Bradford at 0125 BST Monday. West Yorkshire Police said it...

Russian customs row threatens fire engine gift

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  • August 16, 2010
A customs row is holding up three fire engines heading for Outer Mongolia. The vehicles which are taking part in the Mongol Rally, are due be donated to authorities in the capital, Ulaanbaatar, at the end of the race. But they have been delayed at a ...

Environment unit for Leicestershire fire service

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  • August 16, 2010
Leicestershire's fire service has joined forces with the Environment Agency to provide additional protection during incidents. A new Environmental Protection Unit will be based at Loughborough station which will be deployed to all incidents that pose...

Flights delayed at Exeter Airport as fire trucks fail

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  • August 16, 2010
All flights have been delayed at Exeter Airport after technical problems with both fire trucks. Nearly 190 passengers on Flybe flights to destinations including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle and the Channel Islands have been affected. Abo...

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