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Church in Derby seriously damaged by fire

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  • September 21, 2010
A church in Derby may have to be demolished after a fire broke out and caused serious damage. Crews were called to the International Miracle Revival Fellowship Church of Holiness on Crewe Road at about 1230 BST on Tuesday. The single-storey building ...

Kitchen fire prompted rescue of six in Peterborough

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  • September 21, 2010
A fire which trapped six people inside a flat above a derelict pub had begun in an electrical appliance in a kitchen, the fire service has said. The fire started in the old Windmill pub in Lincoln Road, Peterborough, shortly after midnight on Sunday....

Neighbour honoured for Maidstone fire rescue bravery

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  • September 21, 2010
A man who risked his life by entering a burning house in Kent to save two boys, aged seven and 11, and their mother has been given a bravery award. Leo Vloothuis, of Boxley, Maidstone, received a Certificate of Commendation for his "highly courageous...

Block of flats evacuated after two fires in Taunton

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  • September 21, 2010
A block of flats in Somerset was evacuated due to an apparent arson attack. A fire started in a shed at the back of the building on Dorchester Road, Taunton, at about 1725 BST on Monday, causing damage to the flats. Another fire started in the intern...

Birmingham New Street station evacuated in fire scare

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  • September 21, 2010
Passengers and staff were evacuated from Birmingham New Street railway station during a fire scare. Network Rail said the fire alarms sounded at about 0920 BST prompting a full station evacuation. British Transport Police said the alarm had been set ...

Arrest as two badly hurt in Salford fire

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  • September 21, 2010
A man has been arrested after a suspected arson attack at a block of flats in Salford which left two women critically injured. The fire broke out at flats in Browfield Avenue, Ordsall, at about 2000 BST on Sunday. Several people were taken to hospita...

Solent ferry fire and tanker crash exercise takes place

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  • September 21, 2010
A rescue exercise in which a car ferry caught fire and hit a tanker off southern England has been held. Response teams simulated how to put out a fire on board a Wightlink cross-Solent ferry which then collided with a fuelling tanker in Portsmouth Ha...

Thousands of chickens die in shed fire on Norfolk farm

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  • September 21, 2010
About 15,000 chickens died when their shed on a farm in West Norfolk caught fire. Firefighters were called to Walton Highway between King's Lynn and Wisbech in the early hours. Crews had to take special care as the the roof contained asbestos and the...

Crews tackle fire at Nuneaton storage unit

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  • September 21, 2010
Crews have been tackling a major fire at an industrial storage unit in Warwickshire. Firefighters were called to building supply firm Hanson's in Bermuda Park, St David's Way, Nuneaton, at about 1930 BST on Monday. No-one was hurt in the fire, which ...

Fire kills woman in St Helens house

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  • September 21, 2010
A woman has died after a fire broke out at her house in St Helens. The body of the woman, who was in her fifties, was discovered by fire crews on the ground floor of her home on Ardwick Street. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said they were called...

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