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Conviasa aircraft crashes in eastern Venezuela

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  • September 13, 2010
A passenger plane with 47 people on board has crashed in eastern Venezuela. The ATR 42 twin-turboprop, belonging to the state airline Conviasa, came down shortly after leaving Manuel Carlos Piar airport, outside Ciudad Guayana. Bolivar State Governor...

Sittingbourne arson statistics prompt warning

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  • September 13, 2010
Half of all calls attended by Sittingbourne fire crews in the past year have been to fires that were started deliberately. Kent Fire and Rescue Service said all the arson incidents involved rubbish, cars or grassland. Sittingbourne station manager Ga...

East Midlands canoe club reopens after arson attack

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  • September 13, 2010
An East Midlands sports club is back to full strength a year after an arson attack destroyed its facilities. The Holme Pierrepont Canoe Club at the National Watersports Centre in Nottinghamshire lost more than 60 boats, all its paddles and safety equ...

Woman is charged with South Shields flat arson

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  • September 13, 2010
An 18-year-old woman has been charged with arson after a fire at a flat in South Shields. Two police officers entered the burning flat on Whitehead Street, on Friday believing a child was inside. No-one was found inside the property and the officers ...

Reclaimed wood on fire in St Helens field

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  • September 13, 2010
About 25 firefighters are tackling a blaze involving reclaimed timber at a field in St Helens. Fire crews were called to the former Hays Chemicals site on Lancots Lane in Sutton at about 0530 BST. Two large stacks of wood, about 40m (131ft) wide by 8...

Two people treated following 'suspicious' Elgin fire

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  • September 13, 2010
Two people were treated for the effects of breathing in smoke following a "suspicious" fire in Elgin overnight. Fire crews - who had to use breathing apparatus - tackled the blaze at the Geddes and Mellis electrical store in Commerce Street shortly a...

Levenshulme tyres fire forces road closures

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  • September 13, 2010
Up to 50 firefighters were involved in tackling a large blaze at a tyre recycling centre in Manchester. Hundreds of tyres caught fire at the yard on Sandfold Lane, Levenshulme, causing clouds of thick black smoke. A spokesman for Greater Manchester F...

Leicestershire bungalow blast treated as arson

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  • September 13, 2010
Firefighters say an explosion and fire which destroyed a bungalow in Leicestershire was started deliberately. Fire crews were called to Wood Road in Ellistown, near Coalville, just after 0300 BST. More than 20 firefighters from Coalville, Ashby and M...

Neighbours prompt fire rescue in Milton Keynes

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  • September 13, 2010
A woman was rescued from a flat fire in Milton Keynes after neighbours alerted emergency services. Three crews were called to a three-storey block of flats in Conniburrow Boulevard in Conniburrow, Milton Keynes, just before 2000 BST on Sunday. They f...

Man charged with attempted murder after Rotherham fire

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  • September 13, 2010
A man has been charged with attempted murder after a fire at a Rotherham flat in which another man was injured. The 48-year-old man has also been charged with arson with intent to endanger life following the fire at the flat in Rawmarsh Hill on Frida...

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