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Fire badly damages Manor Farm day nursery in Lechlade

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  • May 22, 2011
A day nursery in Lechlade, Gloucestershire, has been badly damaged by fire. Some 40 firefighters were called to Manor Farm nursery - a converted two-storey barn - in the early hours of Sunday. The first floor was gutted by the fire and the ground flo...

Arson suspected in Launceston bookshop fire

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  • May 22, 2011
A fire at a bookshop in Cornwall is being investigated by police. The fire was reported at the shop in Launceston's Church Street at about 0030 BST. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a thermal imaging camera to locate the fire at the back...

Crews deal with spate of heath fires in Suffolk

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  • May 22, 2011
A series of heath fires in Suffolk may have been started deliberately, the fire service has said. In the past few days, fire crews have been called out repeatedly to Martlesham and Kesgrave near Ipswich. In a separate incident firefighters are dealin...

Shropshire firefighters at third blaze in three days

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  • May 22, 2011
Fire crews in Shropshire have been tackling a fire at a farm, in the third blaze in the county in as many days. About 50 firefighters were sent to the farm at Kinnersley, by Telford, in the early hours. The cause is not known. A similar number dealt ...

Crews tackle large Church Warsop grassland fire

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  • May 22, 2011
Five crews from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue are trying to bring a large grass fire under control. Firefighters from Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Worksop and Warsop were called to Wood Lane in Church Warsop at about 0740 BST on Sunday. No-one is believe...

Ashford schoolboy impaled on javelin leaves hospital

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  • May 22, 2011
A 14-year-old boy who became impaled through his shoulder by a javelin at school has been discharged from hospital and has returned home to Kent. Ed Stuckey was injured at the Norton Knatchbull school in Ashford on Thursday and was airlifted to hospi...

Fire deaths in West Yorkshire halved over two years

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  • May 22, 2011
The number of accidental fire deaths in West Yorkshire has been halved over two years, the fire service has said. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service reported seven deaths in 2010/11 compared with 14 the year before. It said it had carried out abo...

Causewayend Primary School fire started deliberately

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  • May 22, 2011
A fire at a former primary school in Aberdeen was started deliberately, police have said. The blaze at Causewayend Primary School, which happened at about 1440 BST on Friday, caused significant damage to the building. Surrounding streets were also cl...

Attwood praises Hilden Mill, Lisburn fire crews

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  • May 22, 2011
The environment minister has praised the Fire and Rescue Service for its "valiant" efforts to save listed buildings near Lisburn. Sixty firefighters tackled the blaze which broke out on Saturday morning. Alex Attwood said that while the top three flo...

Smoke alarm plea for boat owners in North Yorkshire

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  • May 22, 2011
North Yorkshire boat owners have been urged to fit their vessels with smoke alarms after six people died in boat fires in five years. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (NYFRS) said just two breaths of toxic smoke could cause unconsciousness. NY...

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