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Honour after housekeeper rescues countess from fire

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  • April 8, 2011
The housekeeper to the dowager Countess of Dundee has been honoured for her "distinguished conduct" after she saved her employers life. Fife Fire and Rescue Service gave Eva Pollokova, 55, the award after she rescued Lady Patricia from a fire at the ...

Crews tackle fire at Stamco Timber in East Sussex

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  • April 8, 2011
A large blaze has broken out at a timber mill in East Sussex. Crews were called to Stamco Timber in Highfield Drive, St Leonards-on-Sea, at 1130 BST, to reports of a "significant fire". A spokesman for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said crews f...

Disused Hare and Hounds pub in Cruckton damaged in fire

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  • April 8, 2011
A fire has caused extensive damage to a derelict pub in Shropshire. It started at about 0430 BST at The Hare and Hounds in Cruckton near Shrewsbury. The fire spread through the ground floor, first floor and roof area of the pub and was put out just b...

Tamworth boys held over suspected arson

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  • April 8, 2011
Two boys have been arrested on suspicion of arson after a large fire in Staffordshire. It started in a disused cold storage unit in Hockley Road, Tamworth, at about 1720 BST on Wednesday. A 200m safety cordon was erected due to fears that a number of...

Arson investigation after Addingham shop's double fire

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  • April 8, 2011
An arson investigation has started in West Yorkshire after two suspicious fires broke out at a shop in four days. The fire service was called to The Village Store in Addingham, near Bradford, at about 0130 BST on Thursday. About 20 firefighters tackl...

Lantern warning after Holy Island dunes fire

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  • April 8, 2011
People have been warned about the dangers of releasing Chinese lanterns after dunes were set alight. The incident, on Holy Island on Wednesday night, involved three separate fires, and took 20 firefighters four hours to extinguish. It was caused by l...

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