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Fallen cable sets fire to field near M5 at Falfield

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  • May 19, 2011
An electricity cable has come down near the M5 in South Gloucestershire, setting fire to a nearby field and cutting power to 57 homes. Smoke from the fire was drifting across both carriageways near junction 14 at Falfield but fire crews have now brou...

Firefighters bring huge scrapyard blaze under control

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  • May 19, 2011
More than 70 firefighters have managed to bring a major blaze at a scrapyard in Newcastle under control. At the height of the fire in Albion Row, Byker, on Thursday afternoon, roads were closed and flames could be seen from 30 miles away. It took 72 ...

Man quizzed over arson at flats in Crawley

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  • May 19, 2011
A man has been arrested after emergency services were called out twice in the same evening to fires in a seven-storey block of flats in West Sussex. Fire crews were first called to Milton Mount Flats in Milton Mount Avenue, Crawley, at about 2015 BST...

Sutton Coldfield homes evacuated after gas leak

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  • May 19, 2011
A dozen residents had to leave their homes overnight after a fire caused a pipe to split and leak gas. Firefighters were called to Augustine Grove, in Sutton Coldfield, where a shed, a fence and roof fascias at two properties were on fire. A man who ...

Selkirk dye factory fire 'under control'

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  • May 19, 2011
About 50 firefighters have brought a blaze under control at an industrial dyeworks in the Borders. The alarm was raised at Bridgehaugh Dyeworks in South Bridge Street, Selkirk, at about 0250 BST. Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service had eight ...

Huge warehouse fire at Georgia Pacific under control

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  • May 19, 2011
A large fire that broke out at a warehouse in Greater Manchester has been brought under control. At its height, 50 firefighters tackled the blaze at Georgia Pacific, off Lockett Road in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan. Smoke from the fire which broke out...

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