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Walkers warned of Lancashire moor fires

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  • May 1, 2011
Walkers are being warned to be vigilant as moorland fires continue to burn for a fourth day in Lancashire. The county's deputy fire chief Paul Richardson said strong winds meant the fires could spread quickly putting walkers in danger without warning...

UK countryside sees spate of fires over bank holiday

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  • May 1, 2011
The bank holiday weekend has seen firefighters across the UK trying to prevent a spate of countryside fires from getting out of control. Areas in north west England, Scottish Highlands, County Down in Northern Ireland and across Wales are ablaze. The...

Kibblesworth garden centre targeted by arsonists

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  • May 1, 2011
A fire which badly damaged a Tyneside garden centre is being treated as arson, Northumbria Police have said. No-one was injured in the incident, at Silverhill Nurseries in Kibblesworth early on Sunday. But a force spokesman said the fire resulted in ...

Buckinghamshire thatched cottage badly damaged by fire

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  • May 1, 2011
More than 70 firefighters have tackled a blaze at a thatched cottage in Buckinghamshire. Nine crews were called to the fire at Lower End, Thornborough, near Buckingham on Saturday evening. The fire began in the chimney and spread to the roof of the h...

Roof of Leicestershire flats destroyed in fire

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  • May 1, 2011
Firefighters have been tackling a blaze in the roof of a block of flats in Leicestershire. The fire at the property on Lawyer's Lane, Oadby, near Leicester, started on Sunday afternoon, a Leicestershire fire service spokesman said. The roof of the th...

Highland heath fire threat to nearby properties

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  • May 1, 2011
Fire crews in the Highlands are using a helicopter to drop water on a heath fire that is threatening properties near Torridon. Highland Fire and Rescue Service said it was currently dealing with three large heath fires at Dundonnell, Lochaber and Tor...

Fatal fire in Suffolk garage was not suspicious

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  • May 1, 2011
A fire in a garage in Beccles in which a man died is now not believed to have been suspicious. The man's body was found in the garage by firefighters who tackled the blaze in Grange Road at about 0030 BST on Saturday. A Suffolk Police spokesman said ...

Oxford tower block evacuated after fire

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  • May 1, 2011
A tower block in Oxford was evacuated overnight after a fire broke out in a second floor flat. About 30 firefighters tackled the fire at the 14-storey high Plowman's Tower on Westlands Drive in Headington which started shortly before midnight. They f...

Fourteen hurt as minibus and car collide in Prestwich

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  • May 1, 2011
Fourteen people have been injured in a collision between a minibus and a car in Prestwich. The minibus, carrying nine people, collided with a Ford Focus with five people inside on Bury New Road in Sedgley Park at about 0215 BST. Four people in the mi...

Woman arrested on suspicion of arson in Long Ashton

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  • May 1, 2011
A 20-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of arson and assaulting a police officer after a fire at a house near Bristol. Fire crews were called to Fenswood Close, in Long Ashton, at about 1730 BST on Friday. Eighteen firefighters and four fi...

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