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Man's body found hours after Hawick fire

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  • May 2, 2011
The body of a 50-year-old man has been found in a Borders flat hours after a fire was extinguished. Firefighters were called to the ground-floor flat in Wellogate Place, Hawick, in the early hours of Sunday. The fire was "well developed" but no-one w...

Crews tackle Lancashire moorland fires for fourth day

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  • May 2, 2011
Firefighters have spent a fourth day tackling three large moorland fires in Lancashire. The fire service said it was one of longest periods of time crews had spent tackling such fires in recent years. About 50 firefighters, on rotation, have been usi...

Fire at WormTech building at Caerwent treated as arson

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  • May 2, 2011
Fire chiefs are treating a blaze at a waste recycling centre in Monmouthshire as arson. Residents were warned to close windows and stay indoors after the large fire broke out at WormTech in Caerwent, near Caldicot. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service...

Woman found dead after Dunfermline house fire

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  • May 2, 2011
A woman has died following a fire at a house in Dunfermline, Fife, police have confirmed. The emergency services were called to the property in Inchkeith Drive, at about 2130 BST on Sunday where they found the woman's body. The woman has not yet been...

Fire appeal after Allenton woman's death

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  • May 2, 2011
Detectives have appealed for information about a small fire near a block of flats in Derby where a woman's body was found. Police said the fire may have been started to dispose of items. Catherine Leighton, 54, was found dead at her home in Merrill W...

Thatch roof fire closes A528 Shrewsbury Road

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  • May 2, 2011
A large fire has destroyed the thatched roof of a cottage in Shropshire. The emergency services were called to the building in Shrewsbury Road, Cockshutt, near Ellesmere, at 1617 BST on Sunday. West Mercia Police closed the A528 Shrewsbury Road for a...

Portsmouth wood store is destroyed by blaze

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  • May 2, 2011
A wood store in Hampshire has been completely destroyed and a garage severely damaged in a fire. Crews from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the store and brick-built garage in St Andrew's Road in Southsea, Portsmouth, at 0404 BST. Th...

Woman dies in Lancaster house fire

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  • May 2, 2011
A woman has died in a house fire in Lancashire. Firefighters were called to a property in Dee Road, on the Ryelands estate in Lancaster, at about 0015 BST. The ground floor was on fire when crews arrived and smoke was billowing out of the windows, a ...

Vehicles wrecked in four blazes across Dorset

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  • May 2, 2011
Four vehicles were wrecked in separate suspected arson attacks across Dorset. Three cars and a van were destroyed within hours of each other in Bridport, Beaminster and Bournemouth on Sunday night and in the early hours of Monday. A fire and rescue s...

Inquiry after flat fire at Tryweryn Place, Wrexham

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  • May 2, 2011
An investigation is under way after a fire caused severe damage to the roof of a flat in Wrexham. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said no-one was injured in the blaze at Tryweryn Place. The alarm was raised at 2141 BST on Sunday, and four fire en...

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