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New cars damaged in transporter fire on M3 in Hampshire

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  • January 6, 2011
A car transporter carrying eight new vehicles caught fire on the M3 motorway in Hampshire earlier. Firefighters were called to the lorry, which was between junctions eight and nine of the southbound carriageway, shortly after 1000 GMT. The transporte...

Scrapstore plea for premises after fire at Swindon HQ

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  • January 6, 2011
Staff at an environmental charity in Swindon are appealing for help to find a new home after their building was damaged by fire. The blaze started at the Children's Scrapstore on Cheney Manor Industrial Estate at about 1200 GMT on Tuesday. The charit...

Warning over real Christmas trees after fatal fire

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  • January 6, 2011
A dried-out Christmas tree is thought to have accelerated a house fire in Warwickshire, blocking the escape route of one of its occupants who died. Faulty tree lights are thought to have started the fire in Little Warton Road, Warton, in which France...

Man dies in basement flat fire in Hastings

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  • January 6, 2011
A man has died in a fire at a basement flat in Hastings, fire crews have said. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said they were called to Calvert Road just after 0600 GMT by a concerned neighbour. A spokeswoman said a middle-aged man was found dead...

Lauder pensioner flees from flat blaze

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  • January 6, 2011
A pensioner is being treated in hospital after a fire forced the evacuation of several homes in the Scottish Borders. Emergency services were called to The Row in Lauder at about 0200 GMT. One flat was well alight and its occupant, a 72-year-old woma...

Baby and children injured in fire at Paisley tenement

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  • January 6, 2011
Eight people, including three children and a baby, have been treated for injuries, including burns and severe smoke inhalation, following a fire in a four-storey tenement in Paisley. The blaze, in the first-floor flat in Broomlands Street, began just...

Chemical plant fire in the Netherlands

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  • January 6, 2011
Officials in the Netherlands have been put on high alert after a fire at chemical plant sent out a thick plume of smoke. People in the southern city of Dordrecht have been warned to keep their windows and doors shut amid fears of toxic fumes. News Fe...

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