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Man dies in house fire in Cambridge

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  • April 29, 2011
A man who was dragged out of a burning house in Cambridge has died. Fire crews were called to the fire in a first-floor bedroom at the semi-detached property in Coldham Plain, just before 2200 BST on Thursday. The man, who was in his 20s, was brought...

Shed fire spreads to four homes in Lower Brynamman

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  • April 29, 2011
An investigation has begun into a blaze that has hit four houses in a terraced street in Neath Port Talbot. The fire started in a shed in Banwen Place in Lower Brynamman, near Ammanford, but spread first to one house and then three others. One person...

Fire crews tackling large gorse fire in Strabane

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  • April 29, 2011
The Fire and Rescue Service is dealing with a large gorse fire in Strabane, County Tyrone. The Silverhill road has been closed. The Koram Road and Glenmornan Road have also been closed. The Northern Ireland Fire Service said it attended more than 100...

Arsonists blamed for Teesside grass fires

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  • April 29, 2011
Arsonists are being blamed for a surge in grass fires on Teesside which are putting lives at risk, officials say. In the Eston Hills area alone, 57 fires have been dealt with in 26 days, according to Cleveland Fire Brigade. The same period in 2010 sa...

Fire 'covering miles' of moors above Bolton

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  • April 29, 2011
About 80 firefighters from across Lancashire and Greater Manchester have been involved in tackling a blaze on the moors above Bolton. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service were called to reports of the fire in Belmont, near Bolton, at 1005 BST. Smoke fr...

Wiltshire gyrocopter crash pilot avoids party children

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  • April 29, 2011
A gyrocopter pilot who died in a crash in Wiltshire, narrowly missed a nursery school celebrating the royal wedding. Nearly 40 youngsters at The Griffin School, in Salisbury, were throwing a party on Thursday when the aircraft flew low over the roof....

Police release details of Essex lake plane crash pair

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  • April 29, 2011
Police have released further details of two men killed when their light aircraft crashed into an Essex lake. The men died when their two-seater Yak 52 plane crashed into the lake at Ulting Lane, Langford, near Maldon at 1300 BST on Thursday. One of t...

Mansfield factory fire causes road closure

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  • April 29, 2011
A Nottinghamshire road has been closed off after a fire at a derelict factory made the structure unsafe. Fire crews were called to the old Metalbox factory on Bath Lane in Mansfield at about 1700 BST on Thursday. The three-storey building was well al...

Two men arrested at scene of house fire in Swindon

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  • April 29, 2011
Two men have been arrested at the scene of a house fire in Swindon. Wiltshire Fire Service crews were called to reports of a burning smell at a property on Manton Street in the Rodbourne area of the town. Neighbouring homes were evacuated while firef...

Fire damages thatched cottages in east Suffolk

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  • April 29, 2011
Two thatched cottages have been severely damaged by fire in east Suffolk. The roof of the semi-detached cottages in Blaxhall, near Woodbridge, was well alight when firefighters arrived about 2300 BST on Thursday. More than 50 firefighters tackled the...

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