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Serious fire at Tipton RSA Academy

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  • October 11, 2010
Firefighters are tackling a serious blaze which has broken out in three derelict school buildings in the Black Country. The fire began on the site of the RSA Academy in Tipton at about 1900 BST, West Midlands Fire Service said. Fifteen fire engines h...

Gas canister explodes at Muir of Ord yard

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  • October 11, 2010
Emergency services have been dealing with an incident at a wrecker's yard in the Highlands after a gas canister exploded. Police and Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene in Muir of Ord's Baxter's industrial estate at...

Prince Charles photo removed from flats over fire fear

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  • October 11, 2010
A picture of the Queen and Prince Charles has been removed from outside a Swansea pensioner's flat due to health and safety concerns. Jean Thomas, 80, was told the photo which hung on the landing wall could hinder rescuers if there was a fire. Neighb...

Pensioner treated after Edinburgh house fire

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  • October 11, 2010
A 74-year-old woman has been treated in hospital after an early morning fire at her home in Edinburgh. Fire fighters were called to the scene at about 0140 BST at Inverleith Row. It is understood the fire was started at a cooker. Lothian and Borders ...

Police say three arson attacks in Ruthin were linked

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  • October 11, 2010
Police investigating three suspected arson attacks in Denbighshire say the incidents appear to be linked. The incidents occurred between 2250 BST and 2320 BST on Saturday in the Upper Clwyd Street area of Ruthin. The contents of a wood shed connected...

Firefighters tackle St Helier car arson attack

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  • October 11, 2010
A car stolen in Jersey was abandoned and set alight on Sunday evening. Jersey Fire and Rescue Service said a crew was called to tackle the fire in Westmount Road, St Helier, at about 1930 BST. The green Fiat Punto was destroyed, but no-one was hurt. ...

Mika sister impaled on railings after fourth floor fall

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  • October 11, 2010
The sister of singer Mika is critically ill after falling from a fourth-floor window and being impaled on railings. Paloma Penniman, 28, suffered multiple injuries in the fall in Gledhow Gardens, Kensington, south-west London. Police said the inciden...

Tockwith waste company fire 'not deliberate'

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  • October 11, 2010
A fire which destroyed a North Yorkshire waste management firm was not started deliberately, police have said. The fire destroyed BCB Environmental Management Ltd's premises in Tockwith on 11 August. The firm made 33 of its 37 staff redundant before ...

Ten led to safety during fire at Shrewsbury shop

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  • October 11, 2010
Ten people were led to safety after a fire broke out at a shop in Shrewsbury town centre in the early hours. Eleven flats were cleared near the Multiyork shop in Castle Street, where the fire started on the ground floor, Shropshire fire service said....

Fire at home is treated as arson

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  • October 11, 2010
There has been an arson attack on a house in Newtownabbey, County Antrim. Police said the front door of the property at Kings Avenue was set alight at about 0130 BST on Monday. Two men in their 20s who were inside the house at the time managed to esc...

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