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Warning about exploding cigarette lighter

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  • December 13, 2010
A giant cigarette lighter bought in Gloucester exploded and caused a fire, trading standards investigators have said. The £2.50 Hailu lighter, bought from Wellington Stores, in Wellington Street, on Friday, exploded in the early hours of Sunday....

Witnesses describe rescue attempt at Lurgan Park lake

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  • December 13, 2010
A witness to the failed rescue of a 51-year-old man from an icy lake in Lurgan Park has said while watching the incident unfold he had "the feeling that it wasn't going to end well". Police were told at 1400 GMT on Sunday that a man had fallen throug...

County Durham man saves baby from burning house

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  • December 13, 2010
A County Durham man has been praised after rescuing a baby from a burning house. Chris Wallace saved the 16-month-old when he heard the mother shouting for help from an upstairs window of the property on Inglebrook Close, in Crook. The 31-year-old us...

Fireman denies causing driving death while on 999 call

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  • December 13, 2010
A fireman involved in a fatal crash while responding to an emergency call should have slowed down near a junction, a court has been told. Leteef Kadri Sheikh, 52, of Marlow Avenue, Luton, died in hospital a month after the car he was driving was hit ...

Firefighters tackle Bulwell house blaze

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  • December 13, 2010
Dozens of firefighters are tackling a blaze at a house in Nottingham which has spread to two further properties. Crews from Stockhill, Hucknall and Highfields stations were called to the terraced property on Grindon Crescent, in Bulwell, at about 110...

Homes evacuated after gas main ruptures in Newbuildings

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  • December 13, 2010
Twelve homes had to be evacuated in Newbuildings on Monday because of a ruptured gas main. The Fire and Rescue Service placed a 50 metre cordon around the pipeline at Primity Terrace. Engineers from Firmus gas took about an hour to repair the damage,...

Up to 30 firefighters tackle Overton thatched roof fire

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  • December 13, 2010
More than 30 firefighters tackled a blaze at a thatched cottage in Hampshire. The fire broke out inside the roof of the property in Overton, near Basingstoke, which was severely damaged by flames and smoke. Crews were called to the scene at 1600 GMT ...

Arson-hit Staffordshire family flee via bathroom window

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  • December 13, 2010
A family were forced to flee through their bathroom window to escape an arson attack on their home in Staffordshire. Some flaming material was pushed the letterbox of a semi-detached house in Watling Street, Two Gates, near Tamworth, at about 0400 GM...

Cornish chef backs fire service Christmas menu warning

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  • December 13, 2010
An alternative Christmas menu has been created by Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service to warn of fire dangers over the festive period. The brigade said over the past five years, most of its call-outs between 10 December and 10 January have been to kitch...

Batteries removed from alarm at Oxfordshire flat fire

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  • December 13, 2010
Fire officers are warning it was only down to "good fortune" that a fire in an Oxfordshire flat was discovered before it spread. Fire crews went to a first floor property at Roebuck Court in Didcot on Monday morning. Incident Commander Steve Wright, ...

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