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Woman, 46, dies in Bristol flat fire

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  • September 16, 2010
A 46-year-old woman has died in a fire in a Bristol flat. Fire crews were called to the first-floor property in Dutton Road, Stockwood, just before 0730 BST. Two firefighters broke in and searched the smoke-logged flat where they discovered the woman...

Kent fire crews warn over risk of chimney fires

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  • September 16, 2010
Fire crews have warned householders to regularly sweep their chimneys to avoid the risk of fire. Kent Fire and Rescue Service said it had attended 788 chimney fires in the past three years. It said most fires were started due to the build up of debri...

Wardrobe fire reveals cannabis farm at Oldham flat

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  • September 16, 2010
A man has set fire to his wardrobe while trying to heat his collection of hidden cannabis plants in Oldham. The 31-year-old had installed a heater in his wooden single wardrobe to try to encourage six plants to grow at a flat in Wrigley Head, Failswo...

Firefighters tackle major factory blaze in West Calder

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  • September 16, 2010
A printing factory fire in West Calder, which involved 70 firefighters and 12 appliances, has been extinguished. Emergency services were called to the blaze at Amcor Flexibles at Brucefield Industrial Estate just before 1200 BST. One person was taken...

Eight people rescued from fire in Southport flats

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  • September 16, 2010
Eight people have been rescued after a fire spread through a block of flats in Southport, Merseyside. The residents, who included a 20-year-old mother and her baby, had to climb out of their windows in East Bank Street on Wednesday night. Firefighter...

Family speaks of Eyemouth blaze injuries

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  • September 16, 2010
The family of a retained firefighter badly hurt while tackling a blaze at Eyemouth Golf Club has spoken of how he is coping with his injuries. David Melrose, 44, of Duns, in the Borders has been told he will not regain the use of his legs after being...

Minibus fire causes A34 traffic delays

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  • September 16, 2010
A minibus fire closed part of a major route through Hampshire during the morning rush-hour. There were no passengers on board the Mercedes minibus, which caught fire on the A34 at Bullington, north of Winchester, and the driver was unhurt. Police sai...

Fire crews battle blaze at derelict flats in Penarth

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  • September 16, 2010
Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a block of derelict flats in the Vale of Glamorgan. Emergency crews were first alerted to the fire at a four-storey building at the housing estate known locally as the Billybanks in Penarth at 1800 BST on We...

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