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Bolton firefighters tackle huge warehouse blaze

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  • May 6, 2011
Fifty firefighters have been tackling a huge fire at a warehouse in Greater Manchester. Crews were called to Halliwell Road in Bolton at about 1450 BST. About 30 residents had to be moved from their homes and part of Halliwell Road has been closed, w...

Fire keeps Swinley Forest closed over the weekend

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  • May 6, 2011
Swinley Forest in Berkshire will remain closed off over the weekend as crews continue to battle the fires there. They have been burning in woodland near Ascot and Bracknell since Monday as dry peat burns underground but the fire service said they wer...

Exclusion zone around Wiltshire gas cylinders fire

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  • May 6, 2011
An exclusion zone has been set up in Wiltshire around a fire involving acetylene gas cylinders. Firefighters were called to Tutton Hill, Colerne, at 1420 BST on Friday. The fire involved farm buildings, a mechanical digger and two of the cylinders wh...

Murder inquiry after Redcar fire kills man and girl

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  • May 6, 2011
A murder inquiry has begun after a seven-year-old girl and her father died in a house fire. Philip Braithwaite, 49, and his daughter Jessica, seven, died after a blaze at their home in Hawthorn Road, Redcar, on Monday. Cleveland Police now believe th...

More tests on badly-burned body in Walsall

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  • May 6, 2011
Police investigating the discovery of a badly burned man's body in the Black Country have said they do not know who he was or what caused his death. The body was found at the back of Somerfield supermarket, in the Leamore area of Walsall, at about 18...

7/7 attacks inquest: King's Cross fire lesson 'ignored'

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  • May 6, 2011
The author of the report into the King's Cross fire in 1987 has voiced his anger after the 7/7 inquest revealed his recommendations were not taken up. Sir Desmond Fennell's inquiry blamed lack of radio contact during the fire, in which 31 people died...

Firefighters surround Kinver woodland blaze

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  • May 6, 2011
Firefighters say they have surrounded the woodland fire at Kinver - but face remaining there until at least Saturday morning. At the height of the incident, which began on Monday, eight fire engines were at Million Woods, Kinver. About 70 acres of la...

Firefighters in court over Atherstone deaths

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  • May 6, 2011
Three Warwickshire firefighters have appeared in court over the deaths of four colleagues in a warehouse fire. Paul Simmons, Adrian Ashley and Timothy Woodward have been charged with manslaughter by gross negligence. Warwickshire County Council is ch...

Investigation begins into Oswestry house arson attack

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  • May 6, 2011
An investigation has begun into what police are describing as a "deliberate attempt" to set an Oswestry house on fire while four people were inside. A man, a woman and two children aged three and three months escaped without injury from the house in ...

Fire wipes out wildlife habitat in the Brecon Beacons

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  • May 6, 2011
An "important" wildlife habitat has been "wiped out" by fire in the Brecon Beacons National Park and will take years to restore, say officials. Park managers said 2,000 acres, along with hundreds of eggs from nesting birds, had been destroyed in the ...

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