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Warning as tide traps 93 people in north-west England

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  • April 10, 2011
Tourists taking advantage of the sunny weather have been warned to take care after 70 people were trapped by the incoming tide off Blackpool. They were picked up off the resort's South Pier at about 1300 BST. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) ...

Fire engine round-world charity record bid ends

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  • April 10, 2011
A charity group are in line for a Guinness World Record after travelling around the world in a fire engine. The 25-strong team crossed the finishing line in Greenwich, London, at the same spot where they began their journey last July. Steve Moore, 33...

Barmouth blaze: 40 firefighters tackle mountain fire

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  • April 10, 2011
More than 40 firefighters are tackling a blaze on a mountain in Gwynedd. Six fire engines and two off-road vehicles were called to the scene above the A496 in Barmouth after the alarm was raised at about 1245 BST. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service ...

Dorset firefighters rescue man from Weymouth house fire

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  • April 10, 2011
A man has been rescued from a house fire in Dorset. Crews were called to Old Castle Road, Southlands, Weymouth, in the early hours after neighbours called 999. Firefighters tackled a ground floor fire and pulled the man to safety. He was taken to hos...

Joint campaign to cut farm fires in Cornwall

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  • April 10, 2011
The danger of fires on farms and ways to prevent them have been highlighted in a joint campaign in Cornwall. According to Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, crews attend an average of 36 farm or agricultural building blazes every year. Many buildings ...

Series of arson attacks at Scunthorpe flats

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  • April 10, 2011
Police and fire crews have been called to three arson attacks on a block of flats in Scunthorpe within a week. Officers were called to Sutton House in the early hours of 3 April, then at 2200 BST the same day, and again on Friday at 0100 BST. In each...

NI Fire and Rescue 'avert serious explosion' in Belfast

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  • April 10, 2011
A fire at a shop in Belfast, which was put out by fire fighters before it reached gas containers stored there, is being treated as arson by police. The fire was started outside the shop in Springfield Avenue on Sunday. A police spokesperson said the ...

Fire destroys roofs of two bungalows in Glastonbury

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  • April 10, 2011
A fire has destroyed the roofs and badly damaged the interiors of two bungalows in Glastonbury. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue crews were called to Holman Close just before 2130 BST on Saturday. There were fears that people may be trapped inside ...

Quad bike fire sparked Marsden Moor blaze, police say

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  • April 10, 2011
A quad bike on fire caused a blaze that spread across more than 500 hectares (1,235 acres) of protected moorland near Huddersfield, police said. Up to 50 firefighters spent 24 hours tackling the flames at Marsden Moor after the fire started at about ...

Children saved from Hendon house fire

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  • April 10, 2011
Several women and young children have been rescued from a fire at a house in north-west London. The flames took hold of the detached property in the Hendon area at about 2227 BST on Saturday. Two women and two children escaped, but another four women...

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