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Man is trapped under fallen tree in Somerset

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  • August 26, 2010
A man has been airlifted to hospital after a tree fell on him on Exmoor in Somerset. The incident happened at Greencombe at about 1512 BST. Fire engines from Porlock and Minehead were mobilised after the ambulance service alerted them to the accident...

Smoke alarm alerts woman, child about Abergele fire

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  • August 26, 2010
A woman and child escaped from a flat fire after being alerted by a smoke alarm. The woman and the three-year-old were in a first floor flat in Abergele, Conwy, after the fire broke out at about 0915 BST on Thursday. Fire crews from Rhyl and Abergele...

South Yorkshire fire engines 'not wanted' despite refit

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  • August 26, 2010
Firefighters in South Yorkshire have said they do not want to use four new fire engines which are undergoing a £700,000 refit to make them roadworthy. The four Combined Aerial Rescue Pumps (CARPs) were bought for £2m but could not be used b...

Fire in block of flats in Whitchurch was arson

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  • August 26, 2010
A fire on a communal landing of a block of flats in Shropshire is thought to have been started deliberately. Rubbish, which had been on the landing for several weeks at flats in Castle Court, Whitchurch, was set on fire between 0330 BST and 0400 BST....

Tockwith waste fire firm in administration

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  • August 26, 2010
More than 30 jobs have been lost at a North Yorkshire waste management firm which has gone into administration following a major fire. The fire destroyed BCB Environmental Management Ltd's premises in Marston Moor Business Park, Tockwith, earlier thi...

Fire union call to scrap South West fire control centre

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  • August 26, 2010
Plans for all regional fire service control centres, including one in Taunton for the South West, should still be scrapped, union leaders said. The call comes after the BBC learned a £423m project for nine centres for all England could be scaled...

Woman rescued from early morning house fire in Wrexham

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  • August 26, 2010
A woman was rescued by emergency services from a fire at a house in Wrexham. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to the house at around 0130 BST. The woman was taken to hospital after being rescued from the upstairs of the property. Four ...

One person trapped in A96 crash near Aberdeen Airport

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  • August 26, 2010
Emergency crews have been called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash on the A96 close to the Aberdeen Airport roundabout, causing rush-hour delays. One person was being cut free from the wreckage by firefighters, after the accident at about 0800 BST....

Police hope to interview Barnstaple fire suspect

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  • August 26, 2010
Police say they are hopeful they will soon be able to interview an injured suspect about the stabbing of two women in north Devon. The bodies of Deborah Jones and Donna St John were found in a house in Fortmead Close, Barnstaple, following a fire at ...

Girl, 12, impales foot on railings in Wirral

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  • August 26, 2010
A 12-year-old girl was taken to hospital after impaling her foot on a spike near a tourist attraction on Merseyside. She had been climbing over some railings near Bidston Hill Windmill, Birkenhead, when she slipped just after 1900 BST on Wednesday. F...

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