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Fire crews fight blaze at Billybanks flats in Penarth

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  • April 27, 2011
Fire crews are tackling a large fire at a derelict housing estate in the Vale of Glamorgan. Around 20 firefighters were called to the Billybanks or Penarth Heights estate in Penarth at 1624 BST on Wednesday. The blaze broke out in flats on third and ...

Two men arrested in Haverfordwest flat 'arson'

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  • April 27, 2011
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire at a flat in Pembrokeshire. Eight people had to be led to safety after the blaze at the Ladbrokes shop in Charles Street, Milford Haven at 1800 BST on Tuesday. A 36-year-old from Milford H...

Man suffers 80% burns in Llandudno flat fire

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  • April 27, 2011
Police are investigating the cause of a fire which left a Conwy man in hospital with 80% burns. Emergency services were called to an address in the Augusta Street area of Llandudno at 1400 BST on Wednesday. A 37-year-old man has been taken to Ysbyty ...

Crews tackling Drumnadrochit and Contin wild fires

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  • April 27, 2011
Firefighters are dealing with two large wild fires in the Highlands. Crews were called to a blaze near Drumnadrochit at about 1345 BST and another close to the A835 road at Craigdarroch, near Contin at 1500 BST. Northern Constabulary have closed the ...

Burglars set fire in Caversham charity shop

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  • April 27, 2011
Burglars have broken into a charity shop in Berkshire and set fire to items inside. They forced the rear door of Age Concern in Church Street, Caversham, Reading, on Tuesday night and started a fire in the store room. Police said they were keeping an...

Grimsby Town Hall attacked by arsonists three times

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  • April 27, 2011
A town hall in North East Lincolnshire has been targeted by arsonists three times, the fire service has said. Humberside fire service was called to Grimsby Town Hall on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. The latest incident happened at about 021...

Harborne Primary School roof catches fire in Birmingham

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  • April 27, 2011
More than 60 firefighters are tackling a blaze at a Birmingham primary school. A fire service spokesman said the roof was on fire at Harborne Primary School, in Station Road. A spokeswoman for Birmingham City Council said all staff and pupils had bee...

Five teenage boys arrested over M1 scrapyard fire

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  • April 27, 2011
Five teenage boys have been arrested in connection with the scrapyard fire that closed the M1 in both directions for several days. A blaze under an elevated section of the motorway in Mill Hill, north London, saw lanes closed between junctions 1 and ...

Spate of moorland fires sparks countryside warning

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  • April 27, 2011
People are being warned to take extra care after a spate of wildfires on West Yorkshire's moorland. Firefighters have already tackled blazes at Scammonden, Ogden, Ripponden, Marsden and Rishworth this month. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service's w...

Family escape house fire in Devizes

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  • April 27, 2011
A family managed to escape from their terraced home in Wiltshire when fire broke out. Wiltshire Fire and Rescue said it was called to the three-storey home in Keepers Road, London Road, Devizes at 0800 BST. "When firefighters arrived the building was...

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