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Bevendean depot fire destroys refuse lorries

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  • April 23, 2011
Firefighters have been tackling a large fire at a recycling centre in Sussex. Seven refuse lorries caught alight at the depot in the Bevendean area of Brighton shortly after 1400 BST. East Sussex Fire and Rescue said the flames spread to storage area...

Body discovered after house fire in Kettering

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  • April 23, 2011
The body of a man has been discovered in a house in Kettering, Northamptonshire, following a fire. Emergency services were called to a blaze at the property in Granville Street at about 0430 BST on Saturday. Fire crews extinguished the blaze and a ma...

Four killed in New Taipei City factory explosion

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  • April 23, 2011
At least four people have been killed in an explosion at a "ghost money" factory in northern Taiwan. Eighteen others were injured in the blast in New Taipei City, which triggered a massive fire. The blaze and explosions are believed to have been caus...

Two men jump from burning yacht off coast of Brighton

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  • April 23, 2011
Two men have been rescued after a yacht caught fire off the coast of Brighton. Witnesses said they heard a loud bang then saw the eight-metre long vessel engulfed in flames, to the east of Palace Pier, at about 0700 BST. The two-man crew jumped into ...

Faversham man held over Good Friday wooden cross fire

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  • April 23, 2011
A 54-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a 7ft wooden cross was set on fire following an open air Good Friday church service in Kent. Fire crews and police were called twice to Market Square, in Faversham, on Friday evening. Th...

Ilchester homes evacuated due to gas leak

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  • April 23, 2011
Sixty properties in a residential street in Somerset were evacuated due to a gas leak on Friday night. Utility firm Wales and West said the leak started in Ilchester after a car struck a gas regulator. A 100-metre cordon was set up around Free Street...

Walthamstow fire: Crews tackle 'large' warehouse blaze

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  • April 23, 2011
Crews have been tackling a fire at two warehouses in east London. About 100 firefighters were called to the Kimberley Industrial Estate on Billet Road, Walthamstow, at 1620 BST on Friday and the fire had been brought under control by 1930 BST. London...

More than 60 firefighters tackle Antrim gorse fire

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  • April 23, 2011
A large gorse fire in north Antrim has been brought under control. More than 60 firefighters attended the blaze near Armoy, which started just after 2300 GMT on Friday. The scene has now been handed over to the Forestry Service. The cause of the blaz...

Warning for fire hydrant vandals

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  • April 23, 2011
Scottish Water said it was concerned that vandals who set off fire hydrants could cause substantial disruption to water supplies and endanger lives. The utility said the warm, dry weather in the past week had resulted in more than 30 incidents report...

US oil spill: Transocean 'contributed' to Gulf disaster

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  • April 23, 2011
A lax safety culture and poorly working kit aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig contributed to last year's explosion, the US Coast Guard says. In a report on the incident, which killed 11 and caused a massive spill, the agency criticised t...

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