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Moorland fires out on ninth day but Belmont blazes on

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  • May 7, 2011
Moorland fires which burnt for nine days at Ormskirk and Darwen in Lancashire have been extinguished, the fire service said. A fire at Belmont near Bolton, which began on 29 April is continuing to burn and is being tackled by firefighters using five ...

Winchester hospital 'dirty bomb' exercise

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  • May 7, 2011
Staff at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital have been practising how they would respond if a toxic bomb exploded in Winchester city centre. A mock major incident was staged earlier to see how the hospital would cope in the event of a disaster. Volun...

Arson attack damages Sleaford allotments

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  • May 7, 2011
An arson attack which caused serious damage to allotments in Lincolnshire is being investigated. Three fire crews were called to land behind Tennyson Avenue in Sleaford just after 2330 BST on Friday. Three sheds and their contents, a greenhouse and a...

Explosion fear after farm fire prompts evacuation of 37

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  • May 7, 2011
Fears of a gas explosion after a farm fire led to 37 people being evacuated from their homes in the early hours. More than 30 firefighters attended the blaze which broke out in a workshop just after midnight at Brockholes Farm near Duns, Berwickshire...

York terrace evacuated over "severe fire"

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  • May 7, 2011
Residents in a row of five terraced houses in York have been forced to leave their homes after a fire swept along the street. About 30 firefighters were called to tackle the "severe fire" in Bramham Avenue, Acomb on Friday night, North Yorkshire Fire...

Swanscombe taxi workshop destroyed by fire

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  • May 7, 2011
Firefighters are still tackling a blaze which has destroyed a garage in north Kent. Crews were called to a taxi repair workshop in London Road, Swanscombe, near Dartford, at 1730 BST on Friday. At its height about 70 firefighters dealt with the blaze...

Man hurt in Andover garage fire involving gas cylinders

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  • May 7, 2011
A man has been injured in a fire at a garage in Hampshire. Crews were called to Shamrock Works in Weyhill, Andover, at 0200 BST and found four gas cylinders inside the building had caught fire. The garage was badly damaged and a 200m exclusion zone w...

Project cuts Shirebrook arson attacks

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  • May 7, 2011
Arson incidents in part of Derbyshire have been reduced by more than two-thirds after a project aimed at targeting the problem, it is claimed. The fire service, police and Bolsover District Council shared information and planning to deal with deliber...

Clean-up after pollution incident at Four Crosses

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  • May 7, 2011
Special measures have been put in place on a stream and river to reduce a pollution incident in Powys. It comes after a road traffic incident in which 3,000 litres of red diesel spilled from a lorry at Four Crosses near Llanfair Caereinion. Mid and W...

New motor yacht destroyed by fire at Poole boatyard

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  • May 7, 2011
Firefighters have tackled a blaze on a large new £7m luxury motor yacht in Poole Harbour in Dorset. They were called to the Sunseeker boatyard on New Quay Road, Hamworthy, late on Friday night. The 34m (112ft) Sunseeker motor cruiser was complet...

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