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Woman, 55, dies after fire at a house in Mold

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  • November 18, 2010
The death of a woman in a house fire in Flintshire is not being treated as suspicious, North Wales Police has said. The body of the woman, 55, was discovered upstairs in the semi-detached property in Mold. Two fire engines were called to the house sh...

Service tackles animal food fire near Exeter

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  • November 18, 2010
Firefighters have tackled a fire on a farm in Devon in which 25 tonnes of animal food was alight. Crews from Middlemoor, Exeter and Honiton were called to the Rockbeare farm, near Exeter at about 1000 GMT. The fire service said that the fire had star...

Hampshire flooding exercise to rescue 'campers'

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  • November 18, 2010
A week after 40 houses in a Hampshire town were flooded following heavy rainfall, the area's emergency services are being put to the test. Families had to be rescued from their homes by inflatable boats in the Bridge Street and St James Road area of ...

Sussex man suffers facial burns from ornamental fire

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  • November 18, 2010
A 25-year-old man was treated for facial burns when an ornamental burner caught light in a flat in Sussex. Firefighters were called to a ground floor flat in Queens Park, Brighton, at 2028 GMT on Wednesday. East Sussex Fire and Rescue said the incide...

Explosion risk forces Bulwell factory unit exclusion

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  • November 18, 2010
An exclusion zone has been put in place at a Nottinghamshire industrial unit amid fears of a gas cylinder explosion following a fire. Dozens of firefighters were called to a factory unit in Blenheim Industrial Estate, in Bulwell, at about 2100 GMT on...

Fire exercise at Kidderminster leisure centre

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  • November 18, 2010
People are being warned about a fire service training exercise being planned at a Worcestershire leisure centre. The test at Wyre Forest Glades Leisure Centre in Bromsgrove Street, Kidderminster, will take place from 1830 GMT on Thursday, 25 November...

Homemade costume warning from burns victim

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  • November 18, 2010
After surviving a near fatal fire a Guernsey man wants to warn others about the potential danger of wearing homemade fancy dress costumes. Peter Buck was attending a friend's birthday in a lamb costume he had made out of four big bags of cotton wool ...

Devon flood traps children in minibus

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  • November 18, 2010
A group of children and adults have been rescued from a minibus caught in floodwater in Devon after parts of the county were hit by heavy rain. Five children and two adults were trapped in 18in (45cm) of flowing water at Cullompton on Wednesday eveni...

Northamptonshire firefighters to get two rescue boats

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  • November 18, 2010
Emergency services in Northamptonshire are to get two powered boats for use in floods and river rescue operations. Government department Defra has made £100,000 available for two new rescue craft operated by the fire service. The grant...

Trams disrupted after Nottingham city centre fire

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  • November 18, 2010
Nottingham's city centre trams remain out of service after a fire which gutted a disused building and led to the evacuation of a nearby nightclub. About 1,400 people were led to safety early on Thursday while crews tackled the blaze at the...

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