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Man arrested after arson attacks in Telford

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  • August 30, 2010
A man has been arrested after a series of arson attacks on camper vans and cars in a Shropshire town. Firefighters dealt with five vehicle fires on the Sutton Hill estate, in Telford, in the early hours of Saturday. The man was arrested and released ...

Peterlee cricket club hit by arsonists

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  • August 30, 2010
A County Durham cricket and social club has been severely damaged in a suspected arson attack. Firefighters were called to Peterlee Cricket and Social Club, in Helford Road, after residents saw the blaze in the early hours of Thursday. The fire gutte...

Primary in Fife closed until further notice after fire

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  • August 30, 2010
Tulliallan Primary school in Kincardine will be closed until further notice following a fire in the early hours of Monday morning. Fife Fire and Rescue Service said the blaze broke out at the site at about 0220 BST. Early reports suggest no classroom...

Women arrested after men's fire escape in Cheadle

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  • August 30, 2010
A woman has been arrested after a fire in two cars spread to a bungalow in Staffordshire. Police said the woman is being questioned after the fire on Tean Road in Cheadle at about 0030 BST. Glynn Luznyj from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said...

Tidmington House damaged by fire

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  • August 30, 2010
A stately home in Warwickshire has been badly damaged by fire. More than 25 firefighters spent Sunday afternoon tackling the blaze at Tidmington House on the A3400 near Shipston-on-Stour. Crews were sent to the house, which was under renovation, abou...

Russia care home blaze kills nine

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  • August 30, 2010
A fire that killed nine people in a Russian retirement home early on Monday was probably started by one of the residents, investigators say. An 86-year-old man died from burns after apparently dousing himself in petrol and setting light to himself, t...

Memorial for 19 killed in 1960 Cheapside Street fire

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  • August 30, 2010
A memorial stone has been unveiled on the banks of the Clyde in Glasgow for the 19 people who died tackling the Cheapside Street fire, 50 years ago. The blaze at a whisky warehouse, on 28 March 1960, was the worst peacetime disaster for the fire serv...

Man rescued from river after falling off Devon bridge

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  • August 30, 2010
A man has been rescued after falling into the river Teign in Devon. Fire crews from Moretonhampstead and Chagford were scrambled to Rushford Bridge in Chagford just before 0100 BST after a woman reported seeing the fall. A specialist rescue team from...

Piddlehinton man found dead after fire at garage

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  • August 29, 2010
The body of a man has been found following a fire at a detached garage in a rural Dorset village. Police officers were called by Dorset Fire and Rescue Service to the premises in the Piddlehinton area shortly before 0800 BST. Police said the dead man...

Fire chiefs shut RAF radar museum at Norfolk base

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  • August 29, 2010
A museum in Norfolk that traces use of radar by the RAF from its invention in 1935 to the present day has been closed after an inspection by MoD fire chiefs. The RAF Air Defence Radar Museum was founded in a former base at Neatishead near Horning 15 ...

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