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Camborne fire service tackles suspected car arson

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  • December 23, 2010
A car fire tackled overnight in a Cornish town was started deliberately, the fire service has said. Firefighters were alerted to the incident at about 0130 GMT at Pengegan Parc, Camborne, a residential area, on Friday morning. Cornwall Fire and Rescu...

Barn blaze in Wardington tackled by firefighters

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  • December 23, 2010
A fire in two barns on the Northamptonshire Oxfordshire border has forced the evacuation of nearby homes. About 20 people will spend the night in hotels after the fire took hold in the Dutch barns at Wardington Gate Farm, Edgecote Lane, Wardington ne...

Family made homeless and lose all in Essex caravan fire

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  • December 23, 2010
A family of five who had been living in a large caravan in Essex have been made homeless by a fire. All their Christmas presents were destroyed along with their belongings in the blaze at One Tree Hill in Corringham on Thursday morning. The fire offi...

Cumbria and Northumberland fire merger plan explored

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  • December 23, 2010
Initial talks will be held about whether Cumbria and Northumberland fire services could be merged. Early in the new year, councillors in both counties will decide if they would like to take the proposal any further. If they agree to, a feasibility st...

Kettering woman denies Milton Keynes fire deaths

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  • December 23, 2010
A Northamptonshire woman has denied killing a mother and three-year-old girl who were found dead in a Milton Keynes flat after a fire. Bola Ejifunmilayo, 29, and her daughter Fiyin died at the house in Fishermead Boulevard on 5 September. Their bodie...

Girl's sledge trapped under moving car in Prescot

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  • December 23, 2010
A 10-year-old girl from Merseyside had a lucky escape when her sledge became trapped under a moving car. The girl was sledging on the drive outside her home in Ingleholme Gardens, Prescot, on Wednesday when she went down the slope and into the road. ...

Ice on River Tow nearly sinks narrowboat

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  • December 23, 2010
A narrowboat on a Northamptonshire river almost sank when its hull was pierced with ice. Firefighters were called to the River Tow, Cosgrove, near Stony Stratford, shortly before 1830 GMT on Wednesday. Ice had ripped a hole into the narrowboat, which...

Stolen pipe used in Stoke-on-Trent mosque arson

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  • December 23, 2010
A pipe used to feed gas into a Stoke-on-Trent mosque which was then set alight had been stolen from another area of the city, police said. The incident at the mosque in Regent Road, Hanley, on 3 December, is being treated by Staffordshire Police as a...

Southsea man named after fatal flat fire

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  • December 23, 2010
A man who died following a fire at a block of flats in Hampshire has been named. Adrian Hamm, of Omega Street, Southsea, was rescued from the fifth floor of the eight-storey building after a blaze broke out on Monday afternoon. But the 47-year-old wa...

Borders man suffers burns from fire after ice slip

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  • December 23, 2010
A man has been taken to hospital with burns after slipping on snow melted by a bonfire which he had started. The 58-year-old ended up trapped between a wall and the fire at Teviothead in the Scottish Borders. The incident happened at about 1130 GMT o...

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