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Woman rescued from fire in St Helier flat

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  • January 31, 2011
A woman had to be rescued by firefighters after the bedding she was asleep on caught fire. The Jersey Fire and Rescue service was called when a neighbour in the St Helier flats heard a fire alarm just after 0700 GMT on Sunday. Crew manager Craig Chan...

Man dies in fire at Bilston Glen protest camp

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  • January 31, 2011
A man has died in a fire at a protest camp in Midlothian. The blaze broke out at Bilston Glen, where environmentalists are camping in protest at the proposed construction of a bypass, at about 0330 GMT. Lothian and Borders Police said the dead man wa...

Horse rescued from Cleethorpes marsh ordeal

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  • January 31, 2011
Horse riders exercising their animals on the North East Lincolnshire coast have been warned to take care after emergency services were called to rescue a horse. Coastguard staff and Humberside Fire and Rescue teams were called to Cleethorpes where th...

'Arson attack' Newquay school reopens to all students

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  • January 31, 2011
A school in Cornwall damaged in a suspected arson attack has reopened to all of its students. More than 40 firefighters fought the fire at Treviglas Community College in Newquay last Thursday. No-one was injured, but the fire damaged three rooms in t...

South Wigston houses flooded after pipe bursts

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  • January 31, 2011
A burst water pipe has flooded houses and closed a road in Leicestershire. The emergency services were called to Saffron Road in South Wigston just after 0430 GMT. Fire crews checked houses for electrical problems and helped residents move belongings...

Family killed in Glasgow flat fire named

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  • January 30, 2011
An elderly couple and their son who died in a fire at a block of flats in Glasgow have been named by police. James Robertson, 71, his wife Mary, known as May, 73, and their son Paul, 37, died after their flat in Acre Road, Maryhill, caught fire on Fr...

Firefighters tackle derelict school fire

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  • January 30, 2011
Fire crews were called to a fire at a derelict school building in south-east London amid reports a man was trapped. Around 30 firefighters were called to the fire on Beresford Street in Woolwich at 1415 GMT. A London fire brigade spokeswoman said the...

Building collapses in Berkhamsted High Street

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  • January 30, 2011
A town high street in Hertfordshire has been closed after a building collapsed during the night. Firefighters at the scene in Berkhamsted thought a car may have struck the property but the council said that was not the case. A structural engineer fro...

Evacuations after Venezuela arms depot blaze and blasts

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  • January 30, 2011
A blaze at a military arms depot in the Venezuelan city of Maracay has injured at least three people, officials have said. The fire broke out early on Sunday morning and set off a series of explosions at the site. Authorities have evacuated the area ...

Southampton shop fire suspicious say police

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  • January 30, 2011
A fire which destroyed a food shop in Southampton is being treated as suspicious, police have said. Several homes had to be evacuated after fire broke in Emdads Halal Food Hall in Derby Road early on Thursday. One neighbour described an explosion at ...

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