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Forty firefighters tackle warehouse blaze in Torquay

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  • April 2, 2011
Forty firefighters have been called to a blaze which broke out in a warehouse in south Devon. Emergency service were alerted to the fire in St Michael's Terrace in Castle Lane, Torquay, at about 0335 BST. Four appliances from Torquay and Paignton, pl...

Fire damages roofs of row of shops in Bishops Cleeve

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  • April 1, 2011
Firefighters have been tackling a blaze above a row of shops in Bishops Cleeve near Cheltenham. Four engines were called to Mill Parade just after 1330 BST where a two-storey building was alight. Eye-witnesses said smoke was seen coming from the roof...

Penclawdd warehouse fire leads to evacuations

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  • April 1, 2011
About 40 firefighters have tackled a large blaze at a warehouse on the Gower near Swansea. The Cambrian Castings building in Penclawdd contained a number of LPG cylinders, and some nearby premises were evacuated as a precaution. There were no injurie...

Man killed in Bournemouth flat fire is named

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  • April 1, 2011
A man who died after being rescued from a "severe" fire in Dorset has been named as Christopher Miller. The 47-year-old from Bournemouth was found unconscious at the property in St Swithun's Road, Bournemouth, early on Sunday. He later died in hospit...

5,902 gorse fires in Northern Ireland last year

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  • April 1, 2011
The NI Fire Service attended nearly 6,000 gorse fires last year, more than double the figure for the previous 12 months. In 2010, fire crews in Northern Ireland attended 5,902 gorse fires compared to 2,291 in 2009. Chief Fire Officer, Peter Craig, sa...

Death in flat fire in Surbiton, south London

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  • April 1, 2011
A man has been killed in a fire at a flat in south-west London, the emergency services have confirmed. Firefighters were called to the home in St Andrew's Road, Surbiton, at about 0758 BST. Two fire engines attended and the fire was under control by ...

Twynholm man in hospital after house fire

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  • April 1, 2011
A man has been taken to hospital following a blaze at a house in a small village in Dumfries and Galloway. Firefighters were called to the scene in Twynholm just after 0430 BST. It is understood that the fire broke out in a bedroom of the property. T...

Welburn Transport depot blast homes still evacuated

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  • April 1, 2011
Hundreds of people forced out of their homes after explosions at a West Yorkshire transport depot will not be allowed to return until Friday evening. Sixty-two properties were evacuated after a blaze at Welburn Transport in Church Lane, Featherstone,...

Homes in Thorney evacuated in warehouse fire

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  • April 1, 2011
About 60 people had to leave their homes in Cambridgeshire in the early hours of the morning after a fire involving gas cylinders. Crews from across the county were called at 0200 BST to a warehouse on Smithfield Road, Thorney, near Peterborough, whi...

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