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Telford fire crews pelted with missiles

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  • March 19, 2011
Firefighters were pelted with sticks and other objects when they were called to a fire in Shropshire. The crew from Telford were called out to deal with some rubbish in Stirchley, which is thought to have been set alight deliberately. A gang of youth...

Woman dies, boy aged two rescued from fire in Flintshire

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  • March 19, 2011
A 31-year-old woman has died in a house fire in Buckley in Flintshire, say North Wales Police. However, a two-year-old boy was rescued from the blaze in Frazer Drive. Neighbours raised the alarm and police who attended at 0250 GMT found the windows b...

Newcastle pub arson attack investigated

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  • March 19, 2011
Police are investigating an arson attack at a Newcastle pub. A bottle filled with what was believed to be petrol and an ignited rag were thrown into the Hillheads pub, Westerhope, on Thursday. It started a fire which was quickly extinguished by peopl...

Kent firefighter describes fading hope in Japan rescue

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  • March 19, 2011
A Kent firefighter in Japan as part of the UK search and rescue effort has described how hope of finding survivors of the earthquake and tsunami faded. John Mazzey, one of seven Kent staff who arrived in Japan on Sunday, said that at first they hoped...

Novice caver rescued from Goatchurch Cavern

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  • March 19, 2011
A first-time caver has been rescued from a Somerset cavern after she spent three hours trapped there after dislocating her knee. An ambulance spokesman said the 18-year-old, who was part of a group from Dorset, slipped in Goatchurch Cavern at Burring...

Appeal over heath and gorse fires in Cornwall

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  • March 19, 2011
Cornwall has seen an "unprecedented number" of gorse and heath fires in the last three months, according to Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service. Between 1 January and 15 March there have been 44 reported gorse and heath fires in the county. The fire and...

Lancashire and Manchester fire teams return from quake

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  • March 19, 2011
Firefighters from Lancashire and Greater Manchester are returning home from Japan after freezing conditions hampered the rescue operation. They said they found no survivors in the devastation caused by the tsunami and earthquake. The UK United Kingdo...

Probe into derelict building fire in Colchester

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  • March 19, 2011
Investigations are being carried out to find the cause of a fire which swept through a derelict building in Essex. More than 25 firefighters worked to put out the blaze at Bridge House, Hythe Quay in Colchester, which began at 1700 GMT on Thursday. T...

Investigation into arson attacks on Farnborough schools

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  • March 19, 2011
Arsonists are being hunted after a spate of fires at schools in a town in less than a fortnight. An outhouse containing sports equipment at North Farnborough Infant School was set alight during the early hours of Tuesday just metres from a gas tank. ...

One in hospital after house fire in Molescombe, Cwmbran

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  • March 19, 2011
One person was taken to hospital and a second treated for smoke inhalation following a kitchen fire in the early hours. The blaze broke out in a terraced house in Molescombe, Cwmbran, on Friday at 0107 GMT. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service used a ...

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