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Crew tackle fire at own station

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  • October 1, 2010
Firefighters on the isle of Mull have tackled a blaze at their own station. The fire broke out in the roofspace of Tobermory Community Fire Station at about 1830 BST and was put out by the station's retained firefighters. Crew members moved the pumps...

Southampton detectives link wheelie bin arson attacks

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  • October 1, 2010
Detectives are linking a spate of arsons across Southampton over the past three months. Fire crews have tackled 22 fires in the east of the city which have mostly involved wheelie bins. Since the start of August the blazes have broken out in Townhill...

Driver critical after car crashes into house

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  • October 1, 2010
A 21-year-old driver is critically ill in hospital after losing control of his car and smashing into a house. Police said the man's vehicle was in collision with another car in Chapel Street, Mortimer West End, Hampshire, before he lost control of it...

Woman, 35, killed in Aberdeen collision named

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  • October 1, 2010
A female driver killed in a crash in which her car caught fire on the outskirts of Aberdeen has been officially named by police. Suzanne Watt, 35, from Banchory, died in a three-vehicle accident, involving two cars and a lorry, on the B9077 South Dee...

'Fierce' fire at Chinese restaurant in Peterculter

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  • October 1, 2010
A major fire has caused substantial damage to a Chinese restaurant on the outskirts of Aberdeen. About 30 firefighters tackled the flames, which struck the Royal China in Peterculter on Thursday night. Twelve diners had to be evacuated from the build...

'Arson' destroys dinosaur model on Southsea Common

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  • October 1, 2010
A life-size model of a dinosaur has been burned down in a suspected arson attack in Hampshire. The 53ft (16m) high ultrasauros was erected on Southsea Common at the start of the summer as part of an exhibition by artists Heather and Ivan Morison. Fir...

Firefighters tackle Grangemouth warehouse blaze

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  • October 1, 2010
Fire crews have tackled a large blaze inside a warehouse at Grangemouth industrial estate. The alarm was raised by a passer-by just before 0400 BST. The member of the public spotted smoke from the roof of the Oran recycling plant on the Abbotsinch i...

Dozens evacuated after Stoke Newington gas leak

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  • October 1, 2010
Dozens of people were evacuated and roads sealed off after a gas leak in north London. The London Fire Brigade was called to Green Lanes in Stoke Newington at about 1300 BST, and were still at the scene six hours later as gas workers tried to seal th...

Blackpool Victoria A&E unit closes in chemical scare

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  • October 1, 2010
The accident and emergency department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital was closed amid a chemical scare. Two men were brought to the hospital on Thursday after falling ill while dealing with an unknown substance at a warehouse in Thornton. The hospital...

Barn blaze in Sutton Upon Tern tackled by fire crews

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  • October 1, 2010
Firefighters who have battled a large barn fire for 24 hours in Shropshire say it is under control. About 100 tonnes of compost were on fire at Vital Earth Ltd, Sutton-Upon-Tern, near Market Drayton. It is the second fire at the site this week. Incid...

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