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Firefighters tackle Basingstoke construction site fire

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  • September 10, 2010
About 80 firefighters are tackling a major fire which has broken out in a building under construction. Hampshire Fire Rescue Service sent 16 fire engines to Girshwin Road in Basingstoke, Hampshire, after being alerted at 1821 BST. A spokeswoman said:...

Husband charged with Bodmin double murder

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  • September 10, 2010
The husband of one of two women found dead after a house fire in north Devon has been charged with murdering them. Neil Langmead, 40 from Barnstaple, has been charged with murdering his estranged wife Debbie Jones, and Donna St John, both 35. The bod...

Fire brigades union warning over Scottish job cuts

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  • September 10, 2010
Any further cuts to frontline fire and rescue staff in Scotland would pose a danger to the public and fire crews, union chiefs have warned. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said it was concerned about looming cuts to public services and their impact in ...

New Hereford and Worcester fire vehicle not used

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  • September 10, 2010
A fire brigade vehicle costing £650,000 and delivered last year is yet to be used, a fire service has said. Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said there have been a number of mechanical defects. But it said the Combined Aerial Rescu...

£2,500 reward after Northumberland farm fires

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  • September 10, 2010
A £2,500 reward is being offered to find those behind three suspected arson attacks at Northumberland farms. Fire crews were called to two incidents around Morpeth and one at Belford on 31 August and 1 September. The North East National Farmers ...

Rescue teams called to river in Llanfair Caereinion

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  • September 10, 2010
Rescue teams have been sent to a man in difficulty in a river in Powys after he went into the water to save his dog. Mid and West Wales Fire Service said two boat teams were making their way to the scene at Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool. The se...

Milton Keynes woman and girl died from smoke inhalation

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  • September 10, 2010
A woman and her three-year-old daughter found after a Milton Keynes house fire died from the effects of breathing in smoke, tests have shown. The bodies of Bola Ejifunmilayo, 29, and Fiyin were found in the house in Fishermead on Monday. They died du...

Blast near San Francisco kills at least four people

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  • September 10, 2010
At least four people were killed and dozens injured in an explosion and fire near San Francisco, reports say. The blast tore through a neighbourhood in San Bruno, engulfing dozens of houses and vehicles. It shattered water lines, hindering firefighti...

Arson attack on house in west Belfast

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  • September 10, 2010
There has been a suspicious fire at a house in New Barnsley Gardens in west Belfast. It is understood entry was gained to the property shortly before midnight on Thursday and the fire was started. Extensive damage was caused to the hallway and kitche...

Man, 56, dies after fire at flat

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  • September 10, 2010
A 56-year-old man has died following a fire at his home in the west end of Glasgow. Emergency services were called to the flat in Culbin Drive, Knightswood, at about 2040 BST on Thursday. Fire crews extinguished the blaze and discovered the body of t...

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