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Devon fire crew rescue puppy stuck in washing machine

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  • August 19, 2010
A puppy has been rescued after getting its head stuck in a washing machine at a house in Devon. A fire crew from Exmouth was called to a property in Thomas Close after the curious pup became trapped in the base of the appliance. Firefighters used a n...

Fire delays East Coast Main Line in Newark

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  • August 19, 2010
A track-side fire has led to serious delays to rail services on the East Coast Main Line. The fire service was called to Barnby Road in Newark, Nottinghamshire, shortly after 1530 BST. A 200m exclusion zone was set up, affecting the railway line, bec...

Man found guilty of Douglas house fire murder

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  • August 19, 2010
A man has been found guilty of murder and arson after a fire at an Isle of Man house left a 61-year-old man dead. Simon Leece, 35, was found guilty of starting the fire at Demesne Road in Douglas, which killed builder Terence Losh in March last year....

Field fires treated as suspicious around Warsop

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  • August 19, 2010
Police are treating several fires in fields and gardens around a Nottinghamshire town as suspicious. One of the largest fires was in a field between Carter Lane and the Carrs Recreation Ground in Warsop on 11 August. About a third of the field was da...

Vandals open Coventry fire hydrants

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  • August 19, 2010
Vandals have opened fire hydrants in several areas in Coventry. Streets in the Bell Green, Longford and Keresley areas were targeted overnight on Wednesday releasing gallons of water and leading to low pressure. Severn Trent said it is not thought th...

Larne gift shop destroyed in fire

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  • August 19, 2010
A gift shop in Larne has been destroyed in a fire. The fire broke out at about 0120 BST in the Happy Days shop on Main Street. Fire crews took more than four hours to extinguish the blaze, but managed to prevent it spreading to nearby businesses. Fir...

One man trapped after Aberdeenshire road accident

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  • August 19, 2010
A man had to be cut free from his car by firefighters after an accident in Aberdeenshire. The two vehicle collision happened on the A90 at the Blackdog industrial estate at about 1100 BST. The man who was trapped was cut free by Grampian Fire and Res...

Two people treated after Dorset farm chemical spill

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  • August 19, 2010
Two people have been treated by paramedics after inhaling fumes from a chemical leak at a farm in Dorset. The fire service was called by South Western Ambulance Service to Pentridge, near Cranborn, at about 1035 BST. It is believed a container of for...

Two police officers hurt in crash in Stevenage

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  • August 19, 2010
Two police officers were treated for minor injuries after their car crashed on the way to an incident in Hertfordshire. The car is believed to have collided with a barrier on Six Hills Way, Stevenage, on Wednesday night, police said. An ambulance and...

Norwich fire station home conversion plan considered

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  • August 19, 2010
A Grade II listed fire station in Norwich could be converted into homes when a new station is built on the outskirts of the city in 2011. Norfolk County Council wants to sell Bethel Street Fire Station to be developed into 14 flats. The plans also pr...

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