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'First' fire incidents map goes online in London

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  • May 23, 2011
A map showing the number of the fire related incidents across London has been made available online. The London Fire Brigade said people can type in their postcodes to get the data on how many fires, traffic accidents and other incidents firefighters...

Residents moved after Chertsey flats fire breaks out

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  • May 23, 2011
The residents of nine flats have been given temporary shelter after a fire broke out at a block in Surrey. Firefighters were called at 1229 BST to the flats in Painesfield Drive, Chertsey, which are owned by the A2Dominion Housing Association. Surrey...

Newquay garage fire exclusion zone set up

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  • May 23, 2011
A 200m (219 yard) exclusion zone was set up around a garage in Cornwall after it caught fire. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said the exclusion zone was a precaution as the garage on Tor Road in Newquay contained acetylene cylinders and tyres. Fire...

Man hurt in Hampshire industrial site fire

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  • May 23, 2011
A man was taken to hospital suffering burns after a fire broke out at an industrial site. Crews from Hampshire and Dorset were called to a building, which is used as three workshops, at Hangersley Hill near Ringwood at 1152 BST. About 40 firefighters...

Crews tackle East Malling farm building fire

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  • May 23, 2011
More than 80 firefighters tackled a blaze at a farm building used to store machinery in Kent. Ten fire engines and other specialist equipment were called to the site in Rocks Road. East Malling, at 1330 BST. The fire was prevented from spreading to n...

North Wales Fire Service withdraws trucks over problems

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  • May 23, 2011
Six new off-road trucks have been withdrawn by North Wales Fire and Rescue Service after one caught fire and problems were found with the doors. Fuel escaping from the tank was ignited by the exhaust of one vehicle stationed at Llangefni. An investig...

Youths sought after spate of heath fires in Suffolk

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  • May 23, 2011
Suffolk Police is hunting a group of youths after a series of heath fires. Firefighters tackled a number of blazes on Martlesham Heath on Saturday and were called back out when some re-ignited. Suffolk Police said arsonists may be responsible and wan...

Birmingham tyre fire was arson, says fire service

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  • May 23, 2011
A blaze involving hundreds of tyres in Birmingham was arson, the fire service has said. Four to five hundred tyres were on fire near the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Sunday evening. Overhead power lines were affected by the blaze, which was under ...

Tributes paid to fireman Paul Fleming killed in blaze

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  • May 23, 2011
The family of an off-duty firefighter who died in a house fire in East Lothian has paid tribute to him. Paul Fleming died at the scene of the blaze at Longstone Avenue, East Linton. It took his colleagues from Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Serv...

Bexhill fire: Man arrested after woman dies

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  • May 23, 2011
A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 42-year-old woman died at the scene of a fire. Sussex Police said emergency services were called to the fire in Sackville Road, Bexhill, at 0023 BST on Monday. Paramedics were unable ...

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