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Alert at Southampton West Quay complex over lift smok

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  • September 2, 2010
Fire crews were called to a Southampton shopping centre after reports of smoke in a lift shaft. The incident was contained within the management suite of the West Quay centre, which was evacuated. The shopping centre said no customers were affected a...

Chemical spill shuts road in Thanet

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  • September 2, 2010
Part of a dual carriageway in east Kent had to be closed to traffic for several hours following a chemical spill. Kent Police said a lorry spilt its load on the A299 Thanet Way near St Nicolas-at-Wade at 0945 BST. The London-bound carriageway was clo...

Spanish arrest over deadly Russia nightclub blaze

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  • September 2, 2010
Police in Spain have arrested a Russian man wanted for questioning about a fire at a Russian nightclub that killed more than 150 people last year. Konstantin Mrykhin was detained in Barcelona, police said. He is said to have arranged fireworks which ...

Crews tackle fire on protected Thorne Moors

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  • September 2, 2010
A fire on protected land at Thorne Moors could burn for up to two weeks, Natural England has said. The fire, which covers 50 hectares, has destroyed between 80 and 100 acres of peat land since it broke out on Sunday. At its height more than 50 firefi...

Families returning after gas alert in east Belfast

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  • September 2, 2010
People moved from their homes during a carbon monoxide alert in east Belfast have been allowed to return. Firefighters were called to the My Lady's Road area on Thursday morning after people heard "rumbling noises under their homes" and smelled gas. ...

Firm fined over Aberdeen electrical fire

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  • September 2, 2010
An Aberdeen building firm has been fined £9,000 and ordered to pay a workman £4,000 after he suffered burns in an electrical fire. Joiner George Forbes, 62, was injured when his boiler suit went on fire while refurbishing flats on the city'...

Lorry fire leads to heavy congestion on M5 in Somerset

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  • September 2, 2010
Motorists faced delays on the M5 in Somerset after a lorry broke down and caught fire. The incident happened on Thursday morning on the southbound carriageway near junction 26 at Wellington. Police operated a rolling road block to slow down traffic b...

Five children taken to hospital after fire in Liverpool

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  • September 2, 2010
Five children have been taken to hospital after a fire broke out at their neighbour's home in Liverpool. Crews were called to Guilsted Road in Norris Green at 0545 BST. Nobody was in the terraced house at the time but the family next door were alerte...

Fitness challenge to Highlands and Islands fire service

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  • September 2, 2010
Lower levels of medical fitness may have to be accepted by a fire service so it can provide enough crew for stations in remote communities. Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service (HIFRS) has been checking firefighters' health after upgrading a...

False alarms cost fire service £235,000

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  • September 2, 2010
A fire brigade has dealt with more false alarms caused by automatic devices in 2009-10 than it has done in the previous four years. Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service said the cost of the call-outs of retained crews ran to £235,000. O...

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