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Six in hospital after Birmingham house fire

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  • August 21, 2010
Six people were taken to hospital after firefighters attended a fire at a two-storey end terrace in Birmingham. Fire crews were called at about 0410 BST to a blaze at a property in the Alwold Road area of Weoley Castle. A ground floor kitchen was dam...

Four rescued following Nottingham wheelie bin fires

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  • August 21, 2010
Four people have been rescued in two separate fires involving wheelie bins in the same part of Nottingham. Fire crews were called to Spruce Gardens and Aspen Road in Snapewood between 0200 and 0230 BST on Saturday. Three people were rescued from a pr...

Protest over Findon fire station closure

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  • August 21, 2010
Protesters have marched through a West Sussex village in a bid to save a fire station. Findon is one of three retained fire stations earmarked for closure as part of the re-organisation of West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSF&RS). The other t...

Probe begins into Essex restaurant fire

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  • August 21, 2010
Investigations have begun into the cause of a fire which destroyed a derelict restaurant in Essex. More than 30 firefighters worked for five hours at the former Lang Viet site in London Road, West Thurrock. The fire was put out by 2145 BST on Friday....

Boys arrested over fire at Stevenage school

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  • August 21, 2010
Two boys, both aged 12, are being questioned by police over a fire at a disused school in Hertfordshire. A portable building on the site of Shephall Green Infant School in Stevenage was extensively damaged by fire on Friday afternoon. The two boys, b...

Homes cleared after arson attack in Blackburn

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  • August 21, 2010
People living in the last two remaining occupied houses in a mainly derelict terrace in Blackburn had to be cleared after an arson attack. Four of a row of ten terraced houses on Coleridge Street were "substantially damaged" in the deliberate blaze a...

Man rescued after going back into fire for trousers

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  • August 21, 2010
A Devon man is in a critical condition after running back into his blazing house to get some trousers. Fire crews said the father, alerted by a fire alarm early on Saturday, had left the house without all his clothes. He was rescued from his bedroom ...

Putin sacks Russian forestry chief over fires

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  • August 21, 2010
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has sacked the head of the forestry agency for failing to deal adequately with the recent wildfires. The fires have destroyed hundreds of thousands of hectares of countryside, and shrouded Moscow in dense smog. M...

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