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Firefighters tackle St Helens gasometer fire

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  • April 13, 2011
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service crews are tackling a blaze at a disused gas tower in St Helens. Smoke could be seen from some distance around the site in Jackson Street, prompting several members of the public to call the emergency services. Eig...

Fire service in Essex unveils large animal rescue unit

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  • April 13, 2011
Specialist equipment for rescuing large animals has been unveiled by the Essex County Fire & Rescue Service. The purpose-built vehicle has a 13.7m (45ft) crane capable of lifting up to 3,250kg. The new equipment will be used to deal with incident...

British Museum visitors evacuated over smoke

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  • April 13, 2011
About 8,000 visitors to the British Museum in central London were evacuated after smoke was detected. London Fire Brigade and the British Museum said smoke was detected by some sensors but there was no fire. The fire alarms were set off at about 1145...

Arson attack causes £100,000 of damage

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  • April 13, 2011
An arson attack on a building in Milton Keynes caused damage estimated at £100,000, Thames Valley Police said. The incident at Plumbing and Heating Supplies, Bletchley, happened on the evening of 8 April, causing damage to the building and con...

Grass fire tackled at Shropshire nature reserve

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  • April 13, 2011
Crews have tackled a grass fire over 4.5 hectares at a nature reserve in Shropshire. Six appliances attended Catherton Common in the Clee Hills on Tuesday afternoon and the fire was brought under control within about two hours. Two fire engines fro...

Gorse fires put 'lives at risk' in North West

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  • April 13, 2011
The Fire service has warned that lives have been put at risk by a spate of recent gorse fires in the North West. More than 150 acres of farm land were destroyed after fires were deliberately set between Feeney and Foreglen last weekend. Station comma...

Port Talbot 'fire starter' strikes five times

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  • April 13, 2011
Police investigating five fires within the space of two hours in Port Talbot say they believe they were started by the same person. A van, a jeep, a shed and wheelie bins outside two charity shops were all set alight between 0100 and 0300 BST. Offi...

Train toilet fire death woman is named

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  • April 13, 2011
A woman who is believed to have killed herself after starting a fire while inside a train toilet has been named as a 43 year old from London. Rachel James, from Uxbridge, died in the fire on the train travelling from Northampton to London on 11 Apr...

Orange hall fire on Crumlin Road treated as sectarian

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  • April 13, 2011
Police in north Belfast are treating a fire which damaged an Orange hall on Tuesday night as a sectarian attack. It is believed the fire, which was reported shortly after 2350 BST, was started in a derelict building close to the property. The Orange ...

Fire tackled at Swindon College

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  • April 13, 2011
Firefighters tackled a "well developed" fire that broke out at Swindon College. Four crews from Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the North Star building soon after 2310 BST on Tuesday. They found the fire in a fifth-floor classroom, w...

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