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Pigeons killed in South Shields allotment fire

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  • May 24, 2011
Hundreds of pigeons were killed when fire swept across a set of allotments on South Tyneside. About 40 firefighters and seven appliances tackled the fire at Holder House allotments, Whiteleas, near South Shields on Monday evening. It resulted in the ...

Grass fire damages Bowness Common nature reserve

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  • May 24, 2011
A nature reserve in Cumbria has been damaged by a large grass fire. Fire crews were called to Bowness Common on the Solway in the early hours where about 500 hectares of grass and gorse were alight. Six appliances attended the scene, along with two w...

Timperley man rescued after food pan fire

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  • May 24, 2011
Firefighters broke down a man's door to rescue him from a food pan fire at his Greater Manchester flat. The fire service said the man, 63, needed oxygen from firefighters at the scene before he was taken to Wythenshawe Hospital. The emergency service...

Fears of repeat disaster as fires rage in Russian east

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  • May 24, 2011
Russia has reported 421 wildfires burning in forests and peat bogs over the past 24 hours, covering an area of 116,098 hectares (450 sq miles). The fires were mainly confined to remote parts of Siberia and the Urals, with no blazes reported near Mosc...

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service plans Telford savings

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  • May 24, 2011
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is to make operational changes in Telford to help achieve £4m savings over the next four years. Under the plans the number of watch managers at Telford's three fire stations will be reduced from 12 to eight by ...

Lincoln house arson leaves man in hospital

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  • May 24, 2011
A man has been taken to hospital following an arson attack which severely damaged a house in Lincoln. Fire crews from Lincoln North and Lincoln South stations were called to the detached property, in Burton Road, just before 0230 BST. A spokeswoman f...

Selkirk workers lose jobs following dye factory fire

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  • May 24, 2011
Staff at a Selkirk dye factory have lost their jobs after a fire destroyed their place of work last week. Bosses said the Bridgehaugh Dyeworks building on South Bridge Street would have to be completely demolished. A total of 25 people were employed ...

Woman dies during fire at house in Lichfield

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  • May 24, 2011
A woman has died during a house fire in Staffordshire, an ambulance spokesman has confirmed. The woman's body was recovered after a fire at a property in Thacker Drive, Lichfield, which had started at about 1915 BST on Monday. West Midlands Ambulance...

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