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Canford Heath suspicious fire witness sought

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  • April 21, 2011
A fire that destroyed an area of heathland behind a Dorset school was believed to have been started deliberately. The fire, in the Canford Heath area of Poole, affected a 300 sq m (3,230 sq ft) area behind Haymoor Middle School on Monday night. Firef...

Fire chief's plea over Welsh Easter holiday grass arson

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  • April 21, 2011
Fire service chiefs say they are determined to break the annual cycle of deliberate grass and woodland fires every Easter holiday in Wales. Crews have again been tied up fighting blazes with one of the largest on a mountain between Rhondda Cynon Taf ...

Essex firefighters disciplined for complaint letters

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  • April 21, 2011
Firefighters have been disciplined after writing complaint letters about their employer to local politicians. Essex County Fire and Rescue issued written warnings to 40 staff who contacted councillors and MPs about cuts and spending. The Fire Brigade...

FBI seeks person of interest in Colorado bomb incident

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  • April 21, 2011
The FBI says it has identified a "person of interest" after a pipe bomb and two propane tanks were found following a fire at a shopping mall in a suburb of Denver in Colorado. The FBI released two images of the man taken from Southwest Plaza Mall sur...

Aberdeen woman 'fed up' with flat started fire

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  • April 21, 2011
A woman who started a fire in her flat because she was "fed up" with it has been put on probation. Jennifer Cran, 46, admitted drunkenly setting the curtains of her living room alight in Aberdeen's Coningham Terrace in May last year, which then sprea...

Dog alerts Highcliffe family to house fire

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  • April 21, 2011
A Dorset family is lucky to be alive after being woken by their dog during a fire at their home. The blaze destroyed the property in Gordon Road, Highcliffe, which was not fitted with a smoke alarm. Crews were called to the fire, which is believed to...

Two sentenced for arson at Chase Plastics in Brandon

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  • April 21, 2011
A man and a boy have been sentenced for their part in an arson attack which caused damage estimated at £400,000 to a Suffolk factory. Some 50 firefighters tackled the fire at Chase Plastics, on London Road in Brandon, in February 2010. David All...

Heath fire in Storey Arms and Penderyn 'deliberate'

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  • April 21, 2011
A large grass and mountain blaze between Rhondda Cynon Taf and the Brecon Beacons is believed to have been started deliberately. Firefighters were called to the Penderyn area at 0850 BST on Thursday. The 500-hectare blaze, which includes the Storey A...

Hastings Pier arson suspects to face no charges

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  • April 21, 2011
Charges will not be brought against either of the two men arrested when a fire destroyed Hastings Pier. The Crown Prosecution Service said there was evidence the 19-year-olds were on the pier when the fire started, but no proof as to who caused it. L...

Dumfries prank 999 call blitz 'not a joke'

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  • April 21, 2011
Youths who made more than 40 prank 999 calls in the space of an hour and a half have been condemned for putting lives at risk. All the calls came from the same number and each time police in Dumfries could hear giggling on the line. Duty officer Davi...

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