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Cars destroyed in suspected arson at Priory in Benburb

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  • November 14, 2010
Four cars have been destroyed in a suspected arson attack outside a pastoral retreat centre in County Tyrone. Police said the incident at the Servite Priory in Benburb was reported at about 0450 GMT on Sunday. The fire also caused extensive damage to...

Firefighters in Essex drop response to business alarms

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  • November 14, 2010
Firefighters in Essex will no longer respond to automatic fire alarms in offices, factories or calls from telephone kiosks that are abandoned. Essex fire service claims that 97% of these call-outs are false alarms. "The service has decided to take ac...

Man named after fatal flat fire in Newcastle-under-Lyme

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  • November 14, 2010
A man whose body was found after a fire above a sweet shop in Staffordshire has been identified by police. George Ball, 72, was found dead after the fire above Baa Humbugs in High Street, Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, on Friday night. Another man...

Firefighters tackle blaze at Ebbw Vale gym

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  • November 14, 2010
Firefighters have tackled an early morning blaze at a gym in the Blaenau Gwent town of Ebbw Vale. Four fire crews were called to Lakeside Health and Fitness Club in Queen Street at about 0500 GMT on Sunday. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said th...

Canoeists rescued from swollen River Ouse near York

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  • November 14, 2010
Three canoeists were rescued from a river near York by police and fire crews after their boat capsized. Police officers and crews from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue were called to the scene at Naburn Lock on the River Ouse on Saturday afternoon. On...

Seven die in fire in immigrant hostel in Dijon, France

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  • November 14, 2010
Seven people have been killed and 11 seriously injured by a fire in a nine-storey hostel housing immigrants in the eastern French city of Dijon. One person died after jumping from the seventh floor of the building, while the other six died from the ...

Couple rescued from house fire in Epsom

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  • November 14, 2010
A couple were rescued by fire crews after a blaze broke out at their home. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said it was called to reports of a fire at Bracken Cottage in Bracken Path, Epsom, at 1100 GMT. About 20 firefighters tackled the blaze, which d...

German zoo fire kills 26 animals

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  • November 14, 2010
German police say a fire at a zoo in the western city of Karlsruhe has killed 26 animals. The blaze on Friday night destroyed the petting zoo - a number of wooden buildings housing Shetland ponies, sheep, goats and a llama. Around 100 firefighters fo...

Man's hand crushed in machinery at St Helens factory

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  • November 14, 2010
A man has been taken to hospital after his hand got caught in machinery at a factory in St Helens, Merseyside. Firefighters were called and had to use airbags and small tools to release his hand at Poppies Europe, in Cornwall Street, at about 0900 GM...

Man rescued from fire in Gosport block of flats

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  • November 14, 2010
A man has been rescued from a fire in a block of flats in Hampshire. Fire crews were called to South Street in Gosport shortly before 0930 GMT to reports of smoke coming from one of the flats on the fourth floor. They arrived to find the property smo...

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