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People missing after major fire in centre of Croydon

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  • December 31, 2010
Firefighters are still searching for people who are unaccounted for after a major fire broke out in the centre of Croydon, south London. Flames could be seen coming from all three floors and the roof of a building on Southbridge Place, near to the Cr...

Family flee flames in Tottenham house fire

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  • December 31, 2010
A family were forced to flee their north London home when fire broke out. Flames took hold of the terraced home in Elmhurst Grove, Tottenham, in the early hours of the morning. Three adults and three children managed to escape from the property befor...

Melton car arson attack leads to appeal

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  • December 31, 2010
A car has been damaged in a suspected arson attack in Leicestershire. The incident happened late on 27 December on Drummond Walk, Melton, when the owner found his Ford Focus CMax on fire. Police have appealed for any witnesses to come forward and sai...

Man arrested over fire at flats in Lowestoft

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  • December 31, 2010
A 46-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire at a block of flats in Suffolk. More than 40 firefighters were called to the High Street in Lowestoft shortly before 0300 GMT on Friday. One flat was extensively damaged and t...

Vehicles damaged in Lisburn arson attack

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  • December 31, 2010
A number of vehicles have been damaged in an arson attack in Lisburn. It happened at a house in Rathvarna Drive at about 0400 GMT on Friday. A caravan and three vehicles were badly damaged. Three houses were evacuated while the fire was brought under...

Derelict Sidmouth hotel 'very dangerous' for fire crews

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  • December 31, 2010
A derelict hotel in Devon which was damaged in a fire was known to the emergency services as a potential fire risk, it has emerged. At its height, up to 80 firefighters fought to control the blaze at the four-storey Fortfield Hotel near Sidmouth seaf...

Elderly woman dies in Blackbird Leys house fire

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  • December 31, 2010
A woman in her 80s has died in a fire which started in the bedroom of her Oxfordshire home. Crews were called to Samphire Road, Blackbird Leys, at about 2130 GMT on Thursday after smoke was seen billowing out of the house. The woman's elderly husband...

Teenager rescued after ice cracks on Tonbridge pond

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  • December 31, 2010
A 14-year-old girl has been rescued from the middle of a frozen pond in Kent after the ice started to crack. The teenager had ventured onto the pond in Darenth Avenue, Tonbridge, on Thursday to retrieve her mobile phone. She managed to get to an isla...

Fire at station booking office in Gloucester

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  • December 31, 2010
A fire broke out in the booking office of Gloucester railway station in the early hours. Crews were called to the two-storey building on Bruton Way just before 0130 GMT. The ground floor was severely damaged. A 17-year-old male from Cheltenham has be...

NEW YEAR’S HONOURS 2011

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  • December 31, 2010
NEW YEAR’S HONOURS 2011 Queen's Fire Service Medal - QFSM ENGLAND AND WALES BOYCE, John Anthony, Service Functions and Events Co-ordinator, British Fire Service.   HANNIGAN, Richard, Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Humberside Fire and Res...

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