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Blaze breaks out at Taunton petting zoo

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  • September 27, 2010
Animals had to be moved to safety after a fire broke out at a petting zoo in Somerset. Firefighters were called to the blaze in the cafe at the Fun Farm in Priorswood, Taunton at around 2135 BST on Sunday. A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service...

Cheltenham homes evacuated during disused factory fire

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  • September 27, 2010
About 100 people were evacuated from their homes after a suspected arson attack at a disused factory in Cheltenham. Fire crews tackled the fire at the old window and door manufacturer on Millbrook Street for more than three hours from 1830 BST on Sun...

Man, 96, treated after Devon car arson attack

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  • September 27, 2010
A 96-year-old man has been treated for the effects of breathing in smoke after a suspected arson attack on cars in south Devon. Two cars caught fire in Bishop's Place in Paignton at about 0100 BST on Sunday. A Ford Escort was found well alight by eme...

Man held after residents flee Orkney fires

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  • September 27, 2010
A man has been detained after 22 people were led to safety following a series of fires in Sanday in Orkney. Three buildings - a shop, a garage and a recycling centre - were affected in Kettletoft in the early hours before the fire was brought under c...

Man suffers burns in Cornwall house fire

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  • September 26, 2010
A man has been airlifted to hospital suffering from serious burns after a house fire in Cornwall. The man, aged in his 70s, is believed to have been changing a gas canister when it caught fire in Porkellis, near Helston. More than 30 firefighters usi...

Tributes paid to Bristol woman killed in house fire

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  • September 26, 2010
The family of a 34-year-old mother from Bristol who was killed in a house fire have paid tribute to her. Sara Peel-Yates was found unconscious inside a house in Wells Road, Knowle, on Saturday morning and was later pronounced dead at the scene. Her f...

'At least 12 dead' as Polish coach crashes near Berlin

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  • September 26, 2010
At least 12 people have died after a coach carrying Polish tourists crashed near Berlin, German police say. The bus, carrying about 50 people, came off the A10 motorway at Schoenefelder Kreuz, about 30km (20m) from Berlin. Seven people were severely ...

Fire alarms urged in rented Sark homes

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  • September 26, 2010
All rented accommodation in Sark will have to be fitted with smoke detectors if a new law is adopted. The move has been recommended by Seneschal Lt Col Reg Guille to the island's government, the Chief Pleas. It follows the death of a man in a fire at...

Salvation Army building in Swindon damaged by fire

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  • September 26, 2010
More than 40 firefighters spent the night at a Salvation Army building in Swindon after it caught light. The fire is thought to have started in rubbish bins outside the building in Gorse Hill on Saturday evening. A Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service s...

Suspicious fire at derelict Burnley homes

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  • September 26, 2010
A fire which swept through a row of terraced houses in Lancashire is being treated as suspicious. About 30 firefighters tackled the flames at 10 derelict properties on Accrington Road, Burnley, on Saturday night. Nearby businesses were evacuated afte...

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