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Rhondda fire crews tackle grass blaze for a day

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  • April 30, 2011
Fire crews have spent 24 hours tackling a grass fire in Rhondda Cynon Taf. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said around eight hectares (20 acres) of grassland and shrubbery were destroyed in Clydach Vale. The blaze was one of seven the force was d...

Concerns for public in Mourne Mountain blaze

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  • April 30, 2011
here are concerns for the safety of people out walking or camping on the Mournes as firefighters attempt to contain a blaze on a mountainside. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said a large section of gorse land is on fire near Annalong in...

Man found dead in shed in Suffolk after fire

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  • April 30, 2011
An investigation is under way after a man's body was found following a fire in a shed in Suffolk. Police and the fire service are working to identify the man after the discovery in Beccles in the early hours of Saturday. Suffolk Police said they were...

Chinese lantern fire safety warning issued

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  • April 30, 2011
A fire safety warning has been issued after a Chinese lantern landed on a Warwickshire farm near livestock and hay. Warwickshire Fire Service said the lantern was lit before landing on a farm in Mappleborough Green, near Studley. A spokesman said the...

Hinstock scrap metal yard fire

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  • April 30, 2011
Firefighters have tackled a large blaze at a scrap metal yard in Shropshire. A spokesman for Shropshire Fire Service said 10 fire engines attended the fire at Hatton Road, in Hinstock, near Market Drayton. He said crews were called out just before 13...

Cylinders explode in Grimsby arson attack

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  • April 30, 2011
An arson attack on a warehouse in North East Lincolnshire left firefighters dealing with exploding gas cylinders and burning plastic. Fire and Rescue crews called to the pipe works and engineering factory on Murray Road in Grimsby found the blaze had...

Scaffolding along a street in Stoke-on-Trent collapses

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  • April 30, 2011
Scaffolding around a row of terraced houses due for demolition in north Staffordshire has collapsed. The scaffolding had been erected in Wellington Road in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. The Health and Safety Executive is investigating. West Midlands Ambula...

Scrap vehicles and tyres destroyed in Ilkeston fire

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  • April 30, 2011
About 20 vehicles have been destroyed in a fire at a scrap yard in Derbyshire, a Derbyshire Fire & Rescue spokesman has said. Fire crews were called to Alsworth Road in Ilkeston on Saturday morning where they found the scrap vehicles and hundreds...

Birmingham family victims of suspected arson attack

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  • April 30, 2011
A family of eight suffered burns and the effects of smoke inhalation when they were the victims of a suspected arson attack in Birmingham. West Midlands police are appealing for witnesses to the fire which happened in Crompton Road, Nechells, at abou...

Fire crews remain at Belmont moor blaze

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  • April 30, 2011
A fire on the moors between Bolton and Chorley is still burning more than 24 hours after it first began. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the fire in Belmont at 1005 BST on Friday. Firefighters from Greater Manchester joined the effo...

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