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Witchampton Tiger Moth biplane crash leaves two injured

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  • May 15, 2011
Two men have been seriously injured as a Tiger Moth biplane crashed in a field in Dorset. The aircraft came down at Witchampton, between Wimborne Minster and Blandford Forum, at about 1445 BST. About 30 firefighters attended the crash and the men wer...

Canford Heath blaze tacked by Dorset fire crews

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  • May 15, 2011
Fire crews tackled a large heath fire in Dorset overnight on Saturday. About 40 firefighters were called to the fire at Canford Heath, Poole, which the fire service said had been started deliberately. Crews used "beaters" and hoses to put out the fla...

Charing sports pavilion destroyed by fire

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  • May 15, 2011
A sports pavilion in a village near Ashford in Kent has been destroyed in a fire. Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to the blaze at Charing Sports Club, in The Moat at 0730 BST on Sunday. Five crews were at the scene. Sports club spokesman, Pau...

Essex flats blaze prompts investigation

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  • May 15, 2011
A fire at a high-rise block of flats in Essex is being investigated. The fire broke out on the landing and stairwell of the seventh floor of building in Grays, at around 0400 BST. Firefighters wore special breathing apparatus to put out the blaze in ...

Fire crews battle major blaze at Camden tower block

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  • May 15, 2011
Eight fire crews have tackled a major blaze at a block of flats in north London. At least one ground-floor flat was destroyed in the fire at the 20-storey Gillfoot building in Hampstead Road, Camden. Part of Hampstead Road, between Cardington Street ...

Lancashire man rescued from farmhouse blaze

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  • May 15, 2011
A man from West Lancashire is recovering in hospital after being rescued from a fire at a farmhouse. Lancashire Fire Service said the fire broke out around 0330 BST, in Lower Lane, Lathom. It was tackled by firefighters using six breathing apparatus ...

St Helens man, 31, rescued as cigarette causes fire

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  • May 15, 2011
A 31-year-old man had to be led to safety during a fire at his flat on Merseyside. Crews from St Helens and Whiston were called to the fire at the first-floor flat at 1444 BST on Saturday in Tasman Grove, Thatto Heath. Merseyside Fire Service said th...

Fires damage ancient woodland near Canterbury

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  • May 15, 2011
More than 30 firefighters have spent the night tackling the second blaze in 24 hours at an area of ancient woodland near Canterbury in Kent. Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called out to Thornden Wood at 20.30 BST on Saturday, where 10 hectares of w...

Crawley golf club house destroyed in fire

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  • May 15, 2011
The club house at a West Sussex golf course has been destroyed in a fire in the early hours of Sunday. Emergency services were alerted to the blaze, at Tilgate Forest Golf Centre in Crawley, at about 0400 BST. West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said...

Bedridden woman, 74, dies in fire

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  • May 15, 2011
A bedridden woman has died after a fire in her cottage in West Lothian. Fire crews went to the scene at 2200 BST on Saturday after West Lothian Careline told them a heat detector in the property had activated and there was no response from the occupa...

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