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Woman killed in fire on Northampton to London train

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  • April 11, 2011
A woman has died after a fire broke out on a train travelling from Northampton to London. The blaze is believed to have started in a toilet on the London Midland railways train at about 1705 BST on Monday. The train stopped at Leighton Buzzard, Bedfo...

Horse hurt in Lower Broadheath stable block fire

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  • April 11, 2011
A horse suffered singeing to its back in a fire at a wooden stable block attached to a Worcestershire cottage. Two other horses were moved to safety, to a neighbour's field, as a result of the incident in Lower Broadheath on Saturday afternoon. The f...

Man suffers burns as fire destroys car in Tenbury Wells

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  • April 11, 2011
A man suffered burns to his hands as he tried to put out a fire in a car which was destroyed in the incident. The blaze in the Reliant Robin in Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, was believed to have started after a fuel supply fault, the fire service sa...

Donegal speed camera van is set on fire

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  • April 11, 2011
A speed camera van has been destroyed in an arson attack in County Donegal. It was set on fire in Cashel, near Carndonagh, early on Saturday morning. One person was in the van but was not injured. The attack has been condemned by Inishowen Fianna Fai...

Arson attacks down in Oxfordshire

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  • April 11, 2011
The number of arson cases in Oxfordshire has dropped by over a quarter, latest figures show. The fall from 474 in 2009 to 345 in 2010 was put down to better cooperation between police and fire services. Stuart Garner from Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue ...

Peak District fire may have been caused by a cigarette

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  • April 11, 2011
A fire, which destroyed two square miles of heathland in the Staffordshire Peak District, may have been caused by accident by somebody smoking. Staffordshire Fire Service said it took 15 crews more than 20 hours to fully extinguish the blaze which wa...

Dorset fire engine's world trip finish

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  • April 11, 2011
A charity group are in line for a Guinness World Record after travelling around the world in a Dorset 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 Mo...

Baby in hospital after Ealing flats fire

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  • April 11, 2011
A baby is being treated in hospital for the effects of breathing in smoke after a fire broke out at a block of flats and shops in west London. Around 30 firefighters were sent to the five-storey building on Royal Parade in Western Avenue, Ealing, sho...

Woman dies in St Saviour house fire

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  • April 11, 2011
Investigations have begun into a house fire in Guernsey that claimed the life of a 70-year-old woman. Emergency services were called to the property in the Rue de la Maladerie, St Saviour, at about 1330 BST on Saturday. Aimee Le Page was taken to the...

Barmouth blaze extinguished after nine-hour fight

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  • April 11, 2011
Firefighters have taken almost nine hours to extinguish a blaze on a mountain in Gwynedd. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service were first called to the fire at Barmouth at 1245 BST on Sunday. Six fire engines, two off-road vehicles and more than 40 fi...

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