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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...

Woman dies after Ipswich fire engine crash

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  • April 29, 2011
A 37-year-old woman has died after a crash involving a fire engine and a motorcycle in Ipswich. Motorcyclist Alison Challis was pronounced dead in Ipswich Hospital after the accident, which happened on Thursday evening in West End Road. The fire engi...

Woman dies in house fire in Essex village

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  • April 29, 2011
An 80-year-old woman has died in a fire in a house in Essex. Four crews were called at about 0520 BST to the fire in the two-storey semi-detached house in Chappel, near Colchester. The alarm was raised by a member of the public on his way to work. He...

Investigation into cause of Hull fire

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  • April 29, 2011
An investigation is being carried out into the cause of a serious fire at an industrial estate in Hull. Dozens of firefighters were called to the NP Hire building services company in Rotterdam Road on Thursday afternoon. A Humberside Fire Service spo...

Man suffers burns in Tranent candle fire

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  • April 29, 2011
A man has suffered serious burns after accidentally setting himself alight with candles while renovating his home. It is understood the 56-year-old, who was working in a property without electricity, was injured after his shirt caught fire. Fire crew...

Thatched houses in Great Tew damaged by fire

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  • April 29, 2011
More than 60 firefighters have been called to a fire on the roof of a terrace of thatched houses in Great Tew, Oxfordshire. The fire in New Road, which started at about 2100 BST on Thursday evening, destroyed the roof and first floor of the middle tw...

Inquiry into deadly India shoe factory blaze

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  • April 29, 2011
An official inquiry has been ordered into a fire at a footwear factory in the Indian capital, Delhi, which killed at least 10 people. The dead were all workers employed in the factory, which was in the Peeragarhi area of the city. Reports say those k...

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...

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