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Swanage Railway embankment fires halt trains

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  • April 22, 2011
Two separate fires on rail embankment at the Swanage Railway in Dorset halted trains for two hours. Firefighters were called to Corfe Castle railway station at 1315 BST where about 500 sq m (5,400 sq ft) of grassland was on fire. Trains were halted b...

Barbecue and camp fire warning in Peak District

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  • April 22, 2011
Rangers in the Peak District are warning people not to light barbecues or camp fires, because of a higher than normal risk of forest fires. Recent dry weather and lack of rain means the dry ground is more likely to ignite. There have already been six...

Man and dog are rescued from fire in Cheltenham flat

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  • April 22, 2011
A man and his dog have been rescued from a flat fire in Cheltenham. Emergency services were called to the property at Edward Wilson House on Princess Elizabeth Way in the Gloucestershire town. A Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said ...

Fire service car vandalised in Londonderry

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  • April 22, 2011
 fire and rescue service car had to be withdrawn in Londonderry on Thursday night after it was vandalised while crews dealt with a house fire in Hazelbank . They were called to a house in Farland Way shortly after 1900 BST. Damage to the rear wi...

Two people rescued from boat in River Taff in Cardiff

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  • April 22, 2011
Two people had to be rescued when their boat sprung a leak in the River Taff in Cardiff. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called at 2057 BST on Wednesday to an incident in Penarth Road. Several appliances were used, including a fire service b...

South Yorkshire Fire Service: arson costs county £87m

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  • April 22, 2011
rson attacks in South Yorkshire have cost the county's fire service an estimated £87m over the past five years, fire officials have revealed. More than 32,000 small fires were deliberately started over the period, the fire service said. About ha...

Walton on Thames shopping centre fires are linked

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  • April 22, 2011
Three fires which broke out above a Surrey shopping centre are being linked by police. Officers said the incidents in flats above the Heart Shopping Centre in Walton on Thames were being treated as arson. The fires - two on Wednesday and one on Tuesd...

Fire wrecks Brighton seafront chip shop

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  • April 22, 2011
A chip shop on Brighton seafront has been severely damaged in a fire. About 40 firefighters tackled the blaze at the Beach Break Cafe at the Kings Road Arches on Thursday afternoon. Customers had been in the cafe when the fire broke out at about 1530...

Fire rescues in Cardiff, Newport and Penywaun

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  • April 22, 2011
Fire crews have been called to a series of house fires at the start of the Easter weekend in south Wales. Nine people were rescued from a property in Grangetown, Cardiff. Some were treated at the scene with oxygen after the fire in the first floor of...

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