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Firefighters tackle blaze at Hilden Mill in Lisburn

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  • May 21, 2011
Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service has said it is bringing a blaze at Hilden Mill in Lisburn under control. The alarm was raised at 1230 BST on Saturday. Brian McClintock from the Fire and Rescue Service said approximately 60 fire fighters and ...

West End theatre evacuated after smoke discovered

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  • May 21, 2011
An audience was evacuated from a theatre in London's West End after smoke was found before a performance. London Fire Brigade said 500 people were evacuated from the New London Theatre where the play War Horse was due to be performed. Fire crews foun...

Man dies in early morning fire in East Linton

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  • May 21, 2011
A 39-year-old man has died following a house fire in East Lothian. The emergency services were called to the blaze in Longstone Avenue, East Linton, at about 0700 BST. The man died at the scene. It took crews from Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue ...

Boys injured by exploding aerosol can in Northumberland

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  • May 21, 2011
Children are being warned about the dangers of starting fires after two 13-year-olds were injured by an exploding aerosol can in Northumberland. The boys suffered burns to their faces and hands and were treated in hospital. Both are said to be stable...

Toxic fume fears from farm blaze on A457 in Shropshire

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  • May 21, 2011
Firefighters have been tackling a fire in an industrial unit on a farm in Shropshire. Residents in Kings Nordley near Bridgnorth were advised to stay indoors and close windows over the possibility of toxic fumes, police said. Firefighters were called...

Man treated after flat fire in Newcastle

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  • May 21, 2011
A man has been treated for the effects of breathing in smoke after a fire in a ground floor flat in Newcastle, County Down. Fire crews were called to the property at Burrendale Park Road shortly after 0000 BST on Saturday. The occupant of the flat ma...

Firefighters test disaster plans near Bristol

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  • May 21, 2011
More than 120 firefighters from across the United Kingdom are taking part in three major exercises to test their plans to cope with a big disaster. The scenarios involve two separate large "fires" on an industrial estate near Bristol and a failure of...

Crews tackle Sunderland recycling plant fire

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  • May 21, 2011
Firefighters spent most of the night tackling a blaze at a waste recycling plant in Sunderland. Crews were called to the Alex Smiles site at Deptford Terrace, Sunderland, near the River Wear, shortly before 2100 BST on Friday. An aerial platform was ...

Blaze badly damages Mullins heating firm in Shrewsbury

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  • May 21, 2011
A heating system company whose showroom was badly damaged by fire will be operating on Monday, staff say. The roof of Mullins heating systems on London Road in Shrewsbury was destroyed by the fire which started at about 1400 BST on Friday. London Roa...

Man is charged over spate of Nottingham arson attacks

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  • May 21, 2011
A 29-year-old man has been charged with four counts of arson with intent to endanger life over fires at three houses in Nottingham. Police were called to a fire at a house on Strelley Road, Bilborough at about 0245 BST on 18 May and fires at a furthe...

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