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Fat fryer catches fire at West Bay kiosk

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  • December 26, 2010
A fire at a food kiosk in west Dorset has left the building severely smoke damaged. Two part-time retained fire crews were called to the single-storey building in West Bay, near Bridport, at about 0930 GMT. Firefighters extinguished the fire and no-o...

Cats killed in Wiltshire house fire

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  • December 26, 2010
A woman was treated for smoke inhalation and two cats died in a house fire in Wiltshire on Christmas Day. Six other cats survived the severe fire which broke out at the property in Gas Lane, Cricklade, at 1100 GMT, Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service s...

Seven rescued from fire in flats in Essex

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  • December 26, 2010
Seven people, including a heavily pregnant woman, were rescued when a fire broke out at a block of 20 flats in Essex. About 25 firefighters were called to Albany Heights in Hogg Lane, Grays, at 2340 GMT on Christmas Day. The building was evacuated of...

Two in hospital after fire in Greater Manchester

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  • December 26, 2010
A man and woman were taken to hospital after a candle caused a fire which spread through their home in Greater Manchester. The woman, aged 75, and 69-year-old man suffered smoke inhalation during the blaze in North Lane, Astley on Christmas Day. Fire...

Man led to safety after Dover flat fire

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  • December 26, 2010
A man in his 30s has been rescued after climbing on to a window ledge during a fire in his Kent flat. Emergency teams called to the flat in Dover were unable to reach the man with a ladder but passed him blankets to keep him warm. Crews tackled the f...

Break-in at NIE substation 'put lives at risk'

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  • December 26, 2010
Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) says vandals who broke into one of its high-voltage substations in north Belfast put lives at risk. More than 150 homes were temporarily left without power on Christmas Eve as a result of the incident. Engineers wor...

Arson suspected in Cornwall caravans fire

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  • December 26, 2010
Arsonists are suspected of setting light to three static caravans in Cornwall. Two fire engines from Delabole were called to the fire in a quarry at Trebarwith Road Rustic Quarry in Delabole at about 0330 GMT. No-one was in the caravans which are bel...

Road closed over subsidence fear in Norwich

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  • December 26, 2010
Four terraced houses have been evacuated and a road closed in Norwich after "extensive" cracks caused serious damage to one of the houses. Residents in Finkelgate, off Queens Road, were advised to leave their homes on Christmas Day after the cracks a...

Police treat Radford flat fire as arson

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  • December 26, 2010
Police are treating a fire which broke out at a block of flats in Nottingham on Christmas Eve as arson. Emergency crews were called to the fire at Argyle Court, on Argyle Street, Radford, at about 2115 GMT. Firefighters from Stockhill and city centre...

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