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Fire crews praised for saving Surrey car crush woman

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  • December 14, 2010
Firefighters have been praised for saving the life of a woman who became trapped underneath her car while she was de-icing it in Bagshot, Surrey. The 61-year-old was scrapping the windscreen of her Vauxhall Corsa when it rolled forward, causing her t...

Luton fireman on crash charge 'thought road was clear'

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  • December 14, 2010
A fireman involved in a fatal crash while on an emergency call has told a jury he believed the road ahead was clear when he crossed a red light. Leteef Kadri Sheikh, 52, of Marlow Avenue, Luton, died a month after his car was in collision with the fi...

Smoke cloud warning over factory fire in Peterborough

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  • December 14, 2010
Residents near a fire at a disused building in Peterborough have been advised to keep their doors and windows shut as smoke billows from the site. More than 50 firefighters have been called to the former depot of toiletries company Potter & Moore...

Fireman admits causing death of farmer trampled by cows

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  • December 14, 2010
A fireman has admitted causing the death of a farmer who was crushed by his herd of cows after they were startled by fire engine sirens. Julian Lawford pleaded guilty at Exeter Crown Court to causing the death of Harold Lee by careless driving. Mr Le...

Sheffield boy rescued after frozen pond fall

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  • December 14, 2010
Firefighters have warned people to stay away from icy water after a teenage boy fell through ice into a freezing pond. The 13-year-old boy was trying to walk across the frozen water in Hillsborough Park, Sheffield, to an island in the middle when he ...

Man arrested over Leeds house gas explosion

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  • December 14, 2010
Gas canisters which caused an explosion at a house in Leeds were being used to produce cannabis resin, police believe. A 36-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy suffered burns in the blast at a mid-terrace house in Aysgarth Place, Richmond Hill, on Sat...

Fire tackled at animal feed site in Stretton

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  • December 14, 2010
Firefighters have tackled a blaze at an animal feed factory in Staffordshire. The fire broke out at Rumenco in Derby Road, Stretton, Burton-upon-Trent, at about 1020 GMT, the fire service said. Nearby residents were urged to keep their doors and wind...

Fire breaks out at garden centre in Cornwall

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  • December 14, 2010
A large garden centre in Cornwall had to be evacuated after a fire broke out. The blaze at the Homeleigh garden centre in Dutson, near Launceston, was in a basement containing Christmas stock. It began shortly before 0915 GMT and took 35 firefighters...

Bangladesh clothes workers die in factory fire

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  • December 14, 2010
At least 25 people have been killed by a fire that swept through a clothes factory near the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, officials say. At least 45 people were also hurt in the blaze, which raged for five hours before firefighters put it out. Dhaka pol...

Maiden Newton barn fire treated as arson

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  • December 14, 2010
A barn fire in Dorset from which a number a calves had to be rescued was an arson attack, police confirmed. They said the building along Chilfrome Lane in Maiden Newton was deliberately set alight on Sunday evening. Livestock food stored in the barn ...

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