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Firefighters damp down scrapyard after Pontypridd blaze

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  • April 28, 2011
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service has tackled a blaze at a scrapyard in Pontypridd. Firefighters were called to the scrapyard at Glyntaff Sidings at about 1711 BST and expected to be damping down until the early hours of Friday. Two fire engines an...

Man dies in head-on van collision near Little Faringdon

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  • April 28, 2011
A man has died in a head-on collision between two vans in Oxfordshire. Police and fire crews were called to the A361, between Filkins and Lechlade near Little Faringdon, shortly after 1100 BST. One man died at the scene and two other men were serious...

Horsham playground destroyed by arsonists

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  • April 28, 2011
A children's playground in West Sussex has been destroyed in what police believe was a deliberate attack. Officers were alerted by West Sussex Fire and Rescue at about 0330 BST to reports of the fire in Southwater Country Park, Horsham. Emergency ser...

Fewer Easter grass fires in north Staffordshire recorded

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  • April 28, 2011
North Staffordshire saw a reduction in Easter grass fires, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said. A spokesman said there was a 29% decrease in grass fires over the Easter break compared to last year. From 11 to 24 April 2011 there were 110 grass...

Fire at NP Hire in Hull: 50 firefighters called out

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  • April 28, 2011
More than 50 firefighters have tackled a blaze at a building services company on a Hull industrial estate. At its height on Thursday afternoon, 10 fire appliances from across the city were at the scene at NP Hire on Rotterdam Road. A Humberside Fire ...

Fire breaks out at derelict building in Margate

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  • April 28, 2011
Fire crews have been tackling a blaze at a derelict building in east Kent. About 60 firefighters were called to the site in Hawley Street, Margate, just after 1630 BST. Fire engines from six stations, along with eight vehicles from Canterbury and Mar...

Ex-lover jailed for Hertfordshire narrowboat arson

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  • April 28, 2011
A Hertfordshire woman has been jailed for setting fire to her ex-lover's narrow boat as he slept inside. Kathleen Smith, 34, of Beechfield Road, Hemel Hempstead, was convicted in February of arson with intent to endanger Jeremy Brewer's life. A jury ...

Somerset bus fire passengers led to safety

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  • April 28, 2011
Thirty passengers were led to safety when a bus caught fire in Somerset. The driver and three passengers suffered smoke inhalation in the fire which is thought to have been caused by an electrical fault. Crews were called to the blaze on Horse Mill L...

Awards for Deddington car 'inferno' rescue

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  • April 28, 2011
Four people have been honoured for their bravery after rescuing a man trapped in a burning car on an Oxfordshire road. Nicola Clewer, 26, Andrew Giles-Bussure, 46, Adam Sweetingham, 25, and Robert Gibbs, 33, received awards at Thames Valley Police's ...

Devizes house fire was 'started by laptop'

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  • April 28, 2011
A fire which badly damaged a house in Devizes and led to the death of a pet dog was started by a laptop computer, fire investigators have said. Wiltshire Fire and Rescue was called to the three-storey home in Keepers Road, London Road, at 0800 BST on...

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