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Harrogate restaurant substation explosion cuts power

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  • December 4, 2010
Hundreds of properties were left without power for up to 10 hours after an explosion at an electrical substation in North Yorkshire. An electrical fault is thought to have caused the minor blast in Cheltenham Parade, in the centre of Harrogate, on Fr...

Filton hotel evacuated after pool chemical spill

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  • December 4, 2010
Firefighters in South Gloucestershire have dealt with a chemical incident at a hotel in Filton. Emergency services were called to the Holiday Inn after reports staff had inadvertently mixed two chemicals together near the hotel's pool. An Avon Fire a...

Preston teaching centre destroyed by former mill fire

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  • December 4, 2010
An education centre and several businesses have been totally destroyed after a fire swept through a former mill in Preston. At its height, between 70 and 80 firefighters were tackling the blaze at the four-storey building in Kent Street. The fire bro...

Fire death of woman in Newark 'not suspicious'

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  • December 4, 2010
The death of a woman whose body was found after a house fire in Nottinghamshire is not being treated as suspicious, police say. Fire crews believe an explosion may have caused the fire, which broke out in a property on Kings Road in Newark at about 1...

Firefighters tackling Preston blaze

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  • December 4, 2010
More than 70 firefighters have tackled a fire at an old mill in Preston containing an Islamic education centre. The fire broke out around 1630 GMT in the four storey building on Kent Street in the Deepdale area. Ten fire engines plus two aerial ladde...

Israeli firefighters: Carmel blaze still out of control

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  • December 4, 2010
A deadly forest fire is spreading in northern Israel, despite the efforts of all available Israeli firefighters and a growing number of foreign crews. The fire service told Israeli media on Saturday morning that emergency workers were "still far from...

Boston bungalow fire 'not suspicious'

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  • December 4, 2010
Police say a fire at a bungalow in Lincolnshire where a 73-year-old man died, was not suspicious. Fire crews, along with police and paramedics, were called to the property in Spilsby Road, Boston, in the early hours of Thursday. No further details ha...

Fire forces Derby Westfield shopping centre alert

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  • December 4, 2010
Hundreds of people have been evacuated from a Derby shopping centre after a fire filled part of the building with smoke. Operators Westfield said the problem was caused by a car fire in the basement of the complex but it was quickly extinguished. Sho...

'Human remains' found at Moray house destroyed in fire

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  • December 4, 2010
Human remains are believed to have been found at a house in Moray which was destroyed by fire. Grampian Fire and Rescue Service was called to the building in Rafford, Forres, on Monday morning. Police later said it was thought an elderly woman who li...

Boy helps save children from Worcester house fire

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  • December 4, 2010
A 14-year-old boy has helped to rescue four children from a fire at a neighbouring house in Worcester. Ryan Morrow said he opened the door and, with the help of a neighbour, put out the fire out at a property on Westminster Road on Wednesday. The fir...

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