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Fire breaches found after arson attack in Bolton

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  • October 12, 2010
An arson attack has led to the closure of a block flats in Bolton after they were found to breach a number of fire safety regulations. One woman had to be rescued from the fire at the property in St Georges Road at about 0140 BST on Tuesday. Twelve o...

Oldham town centre closed because of gas leak

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  • October 12, 2010
Most of Oldham town centre in Greater Manchester was evacuated because of a gas leak during tram extension work. Workers were demolishing the Baptist church in King Street when there was a small fire caused by one of them cutting into a gas pipe. Hun...

Norwich city restaurant fire closes roads

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  • October 12, 2010
At least six firefighting appliances are tackling a fire at a restaurant near Norwich Cathedral in the centre of the city. The fire broke out at Zizzi restaurant, in the Tombland area of the city, shortly before midday. Emergency services have closed...

Three hurt in Lancashire chemical 'explosion'

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  • October 12, 2010
Three people suffered serious burns in a major fire at a waste management plant in West Lancashire. Up to 60 firefighters were called to reports of an explosion at PHS waste management in Tollgate Road, Burscough, at about 1000 BST. A 52-year-old man...

Reward offered over Brighton Greek Orthodox Church fire

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  • October 12, 2010
A £10,000 reward has been offered in the hunt for an arsonist who destroyed a Grade II listed church in Brighton. The blaze on 4 July destroyed the interior of the Greek Orthodox Church in Carlton Hill and caused an estimated £500,000 of da...

Arson attacks wreck buildings at Black Country schools

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  • October 12, 2010
Severe fires at two schools in the Black Country were started deliberately, police have said. A blaze at Wilkinson Primary School, in Bilston, badly damaged the vast majority of the building. And a derelict school building at the RSA Academy in Tipto...

Firefighters in Newark tackle rubbish blaze

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  • October 12, 2010
Emergency crews are damping down at the scene of a large fire in Nottinghamshire, 24 hours after the incident was first reported. Firefighters were called to a site on Trent Lane, Newark, on Monday morning after about 400 cubic metres of timber and r...

Woman escapes from kitchen blaze

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  • October 12, 2010
A woman has escaped from her home in the Borders as a kitchen fire ripped through the building. The blaze started at about 1600 BST on Monday at the property in Heiton near Kelso. The 37-year-old woman managed to escape before rescuers arrived and sh...

Debris still falling from Hastings Pier after fire

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  • October 12, 2010
Debris continues to fall from historic Hastings Pier a week after it was devastated by fire, experts have said. Structural engineers from engineering company Gifford said they have "extreme public safety concerns" following an initial examination of...

Derelict Tipton school building affected by fire

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  • October 12, 2010
A derelict school building has been affected by a fire in the West Midlands. Fifteen fire engines were sent to the RSA Academy in the Bilston Road and Gospel Oak Road area in Tipton, which opened in 2008. Crews were called to the building, measuring ...

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