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Fire service warning over deliberate grass fires

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  • March 25, 2011
Fire service leaders say they are targeting people who start grass fires after hundreds of calls this week. One hotspot in the Cynon Valley saw crews called out over 20 times in four days to deal with fires, many of which are thought to have been de...

Firefighters contain Corby warehouse fire

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  • March 25, 2011
Dozens of firefighters managed to contain a major fire at a warehouse on an industrial estate in Corby. The warehouse on the Oakley Hey industrial estate was used by a pharmaceutical firm. More than 100 firefighters fought the flames and residents ha...

Man killed as car hits tree on A489 near Newtown

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  • March 25, 2011
A driver was killed when his car crashed into a tree near Newtown, Powys. Dyfed-Powys Police said no other vehicles were involved in the incident, which took place on the A489 at about 0900 GMT on Friday. The driver, who was alone, was released from ...

Fatal fire in Bristol 'not suspicious'

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  • March 25, 2011
The cause of a house fire in Bristol in which two boys died is not being treated as suspicious. McKenzie Whitton, seven, and his five-year-old brother Charlie died in the fire at the house on Merryweather Close, Bradley Stoke, on Saturday. Avon and S...

Cornwall pub Pandora Inn 'will be rebuilt' after fire

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  • March 25, 2011
Owners of a historical Cornwall pub reduced to a blackened shell after fire ripped through it have pledged to rebuild it. The blaze, thought to have started in a chimney, destroyed the 13th Century thatched Pandora Inn near Mylor on Thursday. Inspec...

Factory fire shuts main rail line in Peterborough

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  • March 25, 2011
Firefighters tackled a blaze at a fruit and vegetable packing factory near a rail line in Cambridgeshire overnight. Six crews were called to the Eagle Business Park in Yaxley near Peterborough when explosions were heard just after 0300 GMT. Train ser...

Stoke-on-Trent mosque fire suspects charged with arson

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  • March 25, 2011
Two men have been charged in connection with a fire at a mosque in Stoke-on-Trent. Emergency crews were called when live CCTV footage showed smoke coming from the mosque in Regent Road, Hanley, at about 0630 GMT on 3 December, 2010. Two men from the ...

Firefighters tackle blaze at thatched cottage in Essex

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  • March 25, 2011
Fire crews in Essex have been fighting a blaze in the roof of a thatched cottage. Seven crews from the county and four from neighbouring Suffolk have been tackling the fire at Gestingthorpe, near Halstead. They were called to the cottage in Church St...

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