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Ilfracombe fire landlord Joseph Draper fined £115K

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  • March 30, 2011
A north Devon landlord has been fined £115,000 after a massive fire ripped through one of his properties. Dozens of people were evacuated from their homes in the fire at Hillsborough Terrace in llfracombe in February 2008. Joseph Draper, 66, of ...

Derbyshire social club hit by arson attack

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  • March 30, 2011
A social club in Derbyshire has been completely destroyed in an arson attack. The blaze at the building on Holme Lane, South Wingfield, was discovered in the early hours of Sunday morning. Local residents said the building had been damaged by vandals...

Two hospitalised in Manchester chemical spill

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  • March 30, 2011
Two people were taken to hospital and two were treated at the scene after a chemical incident in Manchester. Fire crews were called to The Alchemist bar in Spinningfields at 0143 BST following reports of a substance giving off furmes. Greater Manches...

Glasgow fire crews tackle factory blaze

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  • March 30, 2011
Fire crews have been tackling a blaze at a derelict factory close to the M8 motorway on the southside of Glasgow. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue said it was called to a "well-developed" fire in Scotland Street at 1719 BST. A large plume of smoke from th...

Guisborough boy Jake Goode wins fire 'hero' award

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  • March 30, 2011
An 11-year-old boy who saved his mother from a house fire has received a commendation certificate from the Chief Fire Officer of Cleveland Fire Brigade. Jake Goode used the light from a games console to guide him and his mother Louise to safety when ...

Peeblesshire grass fire battled by crews

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  • March 30, 2011
Firefighters are battling a grass fire in the Borders, the second such incident in the space of 24 hours. A "large area" of gorse is alight between Nether Kidston and Upper Kidston, just outside Peebles. Crews have been at the scene since about 1200 ...

Dorset charity 'rises from ashes' after arson attack

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  • March 30, 2011
A Dorset community recycling charity is "rising from the ashes", one year on from an arson attack, says a spokesman. Arsonists set fire to a warehouse, run by Dorset Reclaim, on Stanley Road in Bournemouth in January 2010. The blaze ruined hundreds o...

Kidderminster workers hurt in Sealine chemical spill

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  • March 30, 2011
Three workers have been hurt in a chemical spill at a boat building company in Worcestershire. It is thought that two chemicals reacted in a drum and splashed workers at Sealine International in Kidderminster, the fire service said. West Midlands Amb...

Cirencester return for 120-year-old brass fire helmet

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  • March 30, 2011
A Victorian brass fire helmet once issued to a retained fireman in Cirencester has returned home. The helmet, thought to be about 120 years old, was given to Alfred Richens when he joined Gloucestershire County Fire Service in 1936. His daughter Josi...

Stafford woman accused of house arson

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  • March 30, 2011
A 24-year-old woman has been accused of deliberately starting a fire at a house in Stafford. A man and a woman left a burning house in Glebe Avenue, at about 0240 BST on Sunday, the fire service said. No-one was hurt and the fire was brought under co...

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