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Atomic weapons plant fire crews 'delayed' from entering

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  • September 28, 2010
Fire support teams were initially not allowed into an atomic weapons plant during a fire in a bunker containing explosives, it has emerged. The BBC has learned a solvent used in manufacturing is thought to have caught alight at Aldermaston's Atomic W...

Van destroyed in suspected arson attack in Whitchurch

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  • September 28, 2010
A van has been completely destroyed in a suspected arson attack in Shropshire. The white Ford Transit was parked in Castle Court, Whitchurch, when it was set alight at about 2230 BST on Friday, police said. A man wearing jeans and a grey hooded top w...

Firefighters attend Edinburgh tenement fire

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  • September 27, 2010
Firefighters are attending a blaze at a tenement flat in the Bruntsfield area of Edinburgh. The fire broke out at about 1800 BST in the second floor flat on the corner of Bruntsfield Place and Viewforth Gardens. Flames and smoke were clearly visible ...

Electric blanket checks in Northamptonshire show faults

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  • September 27, 2010
Trading standards officers who checked 352 electric blankets across Northamptonshire discovered that 68% of them were faulty or even dangerous. County council staff teamed up with Age UK to invite residents to bring blankets in for routine safety che...

Firefighters tackle fire in empty house in Ayr

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  • September 27, 2010
Forty firefighters have tackled a blaze at an unoccupied house in Ayr. The alarm was raised at about 0430 BST at Castlehill Road. Crews from Ayr, Dreghorn, Kilmarnock and Maybole community fire stations brought the fire under control and prevented it...

Fire warning over fortnightly bin collections in London

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  • September 27, 2010
Fortnightly bin collections could lead to more fires and divert the attention of firefighters from life-saving work, it has been claimed. Brian Coleman, chairman of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, said it could lead to increased fly...

Claims sat-nav systems can not find Wrexham estate

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  • September 27, 2010
A councillor claims residents on a Wrexham housing estate are at risk because emergency services' satellite navigation systems cannot find it. Paul Rogers claims the majority of about 500 homes on the estate at Brymbo are affected, despite some of th...

Two men are rescued from arson attack at Strabane flats

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  • September 27, 2010
Two men have been rescued from a fire in a flat in Strabane. It broke out shortly after 0400 BST on Monday morning on the ground floor of the block of flats in Lisnafin Park. The fire service said it was started deliberately. The Group Commander with...

Fire crews fight derelict school fire in Leicester

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  • September 27, 2010
A derelict building on the site of a Leicester college has been damaged by fire, officials said. Four fire crews were called to New College just off New Parks Way in Leicester just before 0800 BST. College principal Jane Brown said the firefighters w...

Ryder Cup hotel evacuated in fire alarm 'shocker'

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  • September 27, 2010
The venue hosting the Ryder Cup was evacuated in the early hours on Monday after a fire alarm went off. Guests, including Europe team players, had to sit outside Celtic Manor Resort, Newport while fire crews attended. Europe Ryder Cup team golfer Ian...

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