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Crews tackle Sherwood flat fire

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  • May 3, 2011
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus have tackled a blaze at a flat in Nottingham. Crews from West Bridgford, Arnold and Stockhill stations were called to the building on Mansfield Road, in Sherwood, at about 1610 BST. A spokeswoman for Nottingha...

Jersey fire service expects furze fires after dry spell

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  • May 3, 2011
Fire fighters are expecting large furze fires in Jersey as the ongoing dry spell continues. The Jersey Fire Service is asking the public to be vigilant and help prevent them spreading. Without a major fire for a number of years, and the driest April ...

Lake District visitors warned about wildfires

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  • May 3, 2011
Cumbria's chief fire officer has issued a warning to visitors after a spate of wildfires over the past few days. High temperatures and a lack of significant rainfall has triggered fires near Allonby, Ambleside, Keswick, Staverley and Walney. On Satur...

Lancashire moorland fires still smouldering

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  • May 3, 2011
Experts are assessing the environmental impact of the fires which have destroyed large parts of moorland and woodland in Lancashire. Firefighters are still damping down and tackling smouldering fires at Belmont and in peatland near Ormskirk on the fi...

Swinley Forest fire rare birds and wildlife 'at risk'

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  • May 3, 2011
Conservationists are concerned about the impact of a major forest fire in Berkshire on wildlife and plants. Swinley Forest, near Ascot, is part of a Special Protection Area (SPA) for three rare birds: Dartford Warblers, Woodlarks and Nightjars. Natur...

Oxford flats fire believed to be arson

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  • May 3, 2011
A fire in an Oxford tower block is being treated as arson. Some 30 firefighters were called to the blaze at the 14-storey high Plowman's Tower on Westlands Drive in Headington shortly after midnight on Sunday. A 29-year-old man has been arrested on s...

Firefighters tackle Wareham Forest blaze

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  • May 3, 2011
Firefighters are tackling a blaze in Dorset's Wareham Forest. Crews from Wareham were called to the fire near Wareham Golf Club and the Silent Woman Inn, where a large area of undergrowth and trees was alight. A fire engine, Land Rover and a speciali...

Brecon Beacons and Treherbert fires spread by high wind

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  • May 3, 2011
Fire crews have been fighting two separate woodland fires in the south Wales and Brecon Beacons areas. Strong winds and difficult terrain hampered efforts at controlling a fire over 400 hectares of a south Wales mountain at Treherbert, Rhondda. Meanw...

Animals killed in Stocksbridge farm fire

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  • May 3, 2011
Dozens of animals have died in a barn fire at a farm in South Yorkshire. The fire killed four horses, 20 pigs and scores of chickens at Machin Farm, Stocksbridge, on Monday night. Six liquid propane gas cylinders had to be cooled by the emergency ser...

Fires challenging fire and rescue in Scottish Highlands

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  • May 3, 2011
Fires burning across Scotland are said to be challenging the emergency services teams battling them. Firefighters are dealing with various blazes across large parts of the Highlands. Deputy chief fire officer Trevor Johnson from Highlands and Islands...

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