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Fire tackled at disused building in Tamworth

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  • April 6, 2011
Crews have been tackling a fire at a disused building in Staffordshire. Three appliances were deployed to Hockley Road in Tamworth after the fire service was called at 1720 BST on Wednesday. Roads in the area were closed off due to the fire, which wa...

Cordon set up after building fire in Tamworth

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  • April 6, 2011
Residents had to leave their homes due to a fire at a disused building in Staffordshire. A 200m police cordon was in place and it was believed the site on Hockley Road in Tamworth contained cylinders of oxyacetylene. Fire crews were called to the dis...

Dorset fire crews tackle farmhouse thatch blaze

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  • April 6, 2011
About 50 firefighters have tackled a fire at a thatched farmhouse in west Dorset. Crews were called to the property in Eype, near Bridport, at about 1400 BST. Extra crews and assistance from Devon and Somerset Fire Service were drafted in through the...

Two cars on Staines driveway damaged in arson attack

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  • April 6, 2011
Two vehicles have been damaged in an arson attack on a Surrey driveway. A Volkswagen Fox was "damaged beyond repair" in the fire in Monks Way, Staines, and a Kia Sorento was broken into around 0030 BST on Sunday, said Surrey Police. Surrey Fire and R...

Firefighters save man from Brunswick dock mud

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  • April 6, 2011
A man had to be lifted to safety after falling up to 50ft (15m) from a dock wall in Liverpool. Emergency services were called at about 0740 BST and found the 29-year-old in the mud flats near to Brunswick Dock. Firefighters and paramedics were lowere...

New Lochaber school and fire station to share site

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  • April 6, 2011
A new primary school and fire station are to be built on the same site in Ardnamurchan, in Lochaber. Lochaline Primary will be demolished in phases and replaced by a new two-classroom building with a fire station nearby. Highlands and Islands Fire an...

Police awards for Shrewsbury gas explosion rescue

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  • April 6, 2011
Eleven police officers have been given awards for their work in the aftermath of a gas explosion in Shrewsbury last year that injured 12 people. Flats and a restaurant on the corner of Bridge Street were destroyed in the explosion and fire in January...

Kitten and hamster rescued from chip pan fire

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  • April 6, 2011
A kitten and a hamster had to be rescued and homes evacuated after a chip pan fire at a home in St Saviour. Jersey's Fire and Rescue service attended what they described as a "severe fire" in the kitchen of a semi-detached house at Grasett Park estat...

Primary school blaze in Thurnscoe

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  • April 6, 2011
More than 20 firefighters have been involved in tackling a fire at a school in South Yorkshire overnight. The fire service was alerted to the incident at The Hill Primary School on Brunswick Street, Thurnscoe at about 2320 BST on Tuesday. It is thoug...

Birmingham flat fire: one dead and two injured

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  • April 6, 2011
A woman has died and two men were taken to hospital following a fire at a flat in Birmingham. Fire, police and ambulance crews were called to a ground floor flat at Sycamore Court in Buxton Road, Erdington, at 0830 BST on Tuesday. A spokesman for Wes...

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