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Dog trapped in pipe for eight hours in Buckinghamshire

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  • December 27, 2010
Firefighters were helped by more than 30 villagers as they worked for eight hours to free a dog trapped in a pipe in Buckinghamshire. Crews were offered drinks, helpings of turkey casserole and the use of diggers as they tried to rescue the male bord...

Liverpool homes evacuated after tyre stack catches fire

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  • December 27, 2010
Residents were evacuated from their homes after a stack of tyres caught fire at a garage in Liverpool. Thirty firefighters tackled the fire at a garage at the Prince Albert pub in Rice Lane, Walton at about 1100 GMT. A 200m (650 ft) cordon was put in...

Man, 75, dies in fire at his Thornliebank home

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  • December 27, 2010
A 75-year-old man has died in a fire at his home in East Renfrewshire. Firefighters were called to the blaze at a flat in Bangorshill Street, Thornliebank, at about 1000 GMT after a smoke alarm alerted neighbours. Strathclyde Police said the body of ...

Roof fire damages woman's house in Oxfordshire

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  • December 27, 2010
A bungalow in Oxfordshire has been badly damaged after a fire broke out in the roof. Four crews were called to the property in Wykham Lane, Bodicote, shortly before 0200 GMT. They found the roof area of the detached house was well alight and flames w...

Man rescued from fire in Wakefield

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  • December 27, 2010
A man has been rescued after being trapped by a fire on the first floor of a house in Wakefield. Firefighters were called to Rufford Street in the New Scarborough area at about 2345 GMT on Sunday after the man was seen at a bedroom window. Crews wear...

Boxing Day river rescue of woman in Pontypool

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  • December 27, 2010
Police officers and 15 firefighters using a range of lifesaving equipment rescued a 17-year-old girl from a river on Boxing Day night. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service was called to the Afon Llwyd, near Forge Lane in Pontypool, Torfaen, at around ...

Homes evacuated during garage fire at Berkhamsted

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  • December 27, 2010
Homes were evacuated and a street closed in a Hertfordshire town when a fire broke out at a car garage containing gas cylinders. A 100m (330ft) cordon was put in place in the High Street, Berkhamsted, at about 1950 GMT on Sunday. More than 35 firefig...

Man held over fuel station fire on A47 near Swaffham

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  • December 27, 2010
A man is being held on suspicion of arson following a fire at a petrol forecourt on the A47 in Norfolk. Police cordoned off the area around the BP garage, off the Norwich Road roundabout, near Swaffham, and closed the A47. The incident began shortly ...

Greater Manchester firefighters tackling thaw calls

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  • December 27, 2010
Greater Manchester Fire Service has been dealing with dozens of calls overnight because of flooding due to the milder weather conditions. A service spokesman said calls had been taken from across the region about burst pipes. Firefighters have also a...

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