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Three airlifted after fire on cargo ship off Kent coast

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  • December 24, 2010
Three men have been airlifted to hospital after a fire broke out on a cargo ship in the English Channel, off the Kent coast. RNLI lifeboats from Dover and Ramsgate were called to the scene, 18 miles (29km) off Dover, on Friday afternoon. Dover Coastg...

Electric blanket starts bed fire in Stoke-on-Trent

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  • December 24, 2010
Firefighters have warned people not to leave electric blankets on overnight after a girl's bed caught fire in Stoke-on-Trent. The girl woke up at about 0400 GMT struggling to breathe properly, realised the bed was on fire and alerted her mother in an...

Woman, 86, robbed as thieves start fire in Berkshire

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  • December 24, 2010
Two thieves started a fire in the garden of an 86-year-old woman's house in order to steal her purse. The man and woman knocked on the door of their victim in Strathy Close, Whitley in Reading, saying they needed a bucket of water. While she went to ...

Three thatched cottages on fire in Suffolk

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  • December 24, 2010
Three adjoining thatched cottages are on fire in a village in Suffolk. More than 30 firefighters from two counties were called to Withermarsh Green at Stoke By Nayland, near the border with Essex, at about 1400 GMT. Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service sa...

Inquiry after suspicious house fire in Basingstoke

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  • December 24, 2010
An investigation is under way following a suspicious fire at a house in Hampshire. Crews were called to a fire at a house in Culver Road, Basingstoke, on Thursday night. Police said the fire caused serious damage to the house and "fortunately" no-one...

Man, 18, remanded on Shrewsbury arson charge

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  • December 24, 2010
A man charged with arson with intent to endanger life over a fire in Shrewsbury has been remanded in custody over the Christmas period. The 18-year-old man was charged over a fire in Reedham Road on the Herongate estate at about 2300 GMT on 1 Decembe...

Firefighters warn over use of candles after house fire

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  • December 24, 2010
Firefighters have urged people to take care when using candles over the festive season after a woman had a lucky escape from a house fire. North Wales Fire Service were called to a kitchen fire in a detached bungalow in a semi-detached bungalow in Br...

Residents evacuated after Littlehampton basement blaze

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  • December 24, 2010
Residents had to be evacuated from a block of flats in West Sussex for several hours after a fire broke out. Firefighters spent about an hour tackling the blaze in South Terrace, Littlehampton, which started at about 2340 GMT on Thursday. The fire ca...

Two rescued from Blackpool promenade fire

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  • December 24, 2010
Two people were rescued by firefighters after a fire broke out in a block of flats on Blackpool Promenade. The fire service was called at 0830 GMT to the four-storey terraced property close to the Manchester pub. On arrival, firefighters saw smoke bi...

Freezing water hampers fire crews in South Ayrshire

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  • December 24, 2010
Firefighters who rescued a man from a burning house in South Ayrshire called for help after the mains water supply was affected by freezing conditions. Crews were called to the property in Prestwick's Monkton Road at about 2230 GMT on Thursday. Addit...

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