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Women rescued from Addlestone blaze by off-duty firemen

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  • September 1, 2010
Two women have been rescued from a fire by two off-duty firefighters who were woken by the smell of smoke. The men, who live nearby, heard screaming and rushed to the house in in Church Road, Addlestone, Surrey, in the early hours of Wednesday. One o...

Man arrested following Hove flat fire

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  • September 1, 2010
A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire at a flat in Hove. Sussex Police said officers were called to a property at Osborne Villas, Hove, after the occupier reported a break in at about 2030 BST on Tuesday. As the occupier wait...

Two men treated after Durham paint chemical spill

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  • September 1, 2010
Two men have been taken to hospital after inhaling fumes after a chemical spill in County Durham. Crews were called to the Aycliffe Industrial Business Park on Tuesday evening after reports of a 45-gallon drum rupturing inside a lorry. Crews from Dar...

Houghton homes cleared over gas fears after fire

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  • September 1, 2010
Some families on Wearside are spending a second night away from their homes over fears of a gas explosion. In the early hours, people living around Byron Terrace, Houghton-le-Spring, were evacuated after a fire in a shed, which contained a gas cylind...

California golfer's errant swing 'sparks 12-acre blaze'

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  • September 1, 2010
A California wildfire was sparked when a golfer trying to hit a ball out of the rough struck his club against a rock, fire officials have said. The fire burned 12 acres on a densely wooded hill by the Shady Canyon golf course in Irvine, California. O...

Thousands want Shanklin fire station saved

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  • September 1, 2010
Campaigners are stepping up their fight to save a fire station on the Isle of Wight. About three quarters of the population of Shanklin - some 5,800 people - have signed a petition against the closure. Dozens of people turned out to present it to cou...

Fire destroys motor repair yard on Isle of Man farm

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  • September 1, 2010
More than a dozen vehicles have been destroyed in a fire at an Isle of Man motor mechanic's yard. Thirty firefighters tackled the blaze, which spread to two buildings on the St Mark's farm where the business is based. The Isle of Man Fire Service sai...

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