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Arson arrest after fire at Chesterfield house

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  • May 29, 2011
A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire at a house in Derbyshire. Fire crews were called to Milton Crescent in Chesterfield at 0640 BST to extinguish flames in the property's living room. Police said a man was arrested at the scene...

Govan dock blaze tackled by firefighters

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  • May 29, 2011
A fire at a dock on the River Clyde has been tackled by crews overnight. Rubber and aluminium being kept in the open near the King George V Dock in Govan caught alight at about 0330 BST. Crews from Govan and Renfrew were called to the scene, where th...

Fire at Essex wood store watched as it burns out

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  • May 29, 2011
A fire in a pile of stored timber at a gravel pit in Essex is being allowed to burn itself out in a controlled manner while adjacent buildings are protected. The blaze broke out at Little Waltham near Chelmsford on Saturday evening and nine fire engi...

Man rescued from fire above Horncastle restaurant

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  • May 29, 2011
A man was rescued from a flat above a restaurant in Lincolnshire after a fire broke out in the early hours. Fire crews from four stations were called to the Longfellow's building in North Street, Horncastle, at about 0300 BST. The occupant was treate...

Four in hospital after Newry fire

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  • May 29, 2011
Four people have been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a flat in Newry. Two flats were damaged in the blaze on Mary Street. The incident happened at about 0930 BST on Sunday morning. It is not known how the ...

Blackpool holiday flat fire: Two arrested in arson probe

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  • May 29, 2011
Two people have been arrested after a fire which forced the evacuation of a block of holiday flats in Blackpool. Firefighters were called to reports of the blaze in the ground floor property on Albert Road on Saturday night. Crews broke into the flat...

Oxfordshire boat owners warned of fire risks

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  • May 29, 2011
Firefighters in Oxfordshire are carrying out free risk checks for boat owners in a bid to reduce the number of fires on vessels in the county. Crews will be visiting waterway locations from Monday, offering advice and promoting the use of smoke alarm...

Two in hospital after Caversham house fire

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  • May 29, 2011
Two people were taken to hospital by ambulance after a fire broke out in their Berkshire home. Firefighters were called to the semi-detached house in the Ridgeway, Caversham, shortly after 1945 BST on Saturday. Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service...

Battersea in pet bedding appeal after laundry room fire

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  • May 29, 2011
Pet bedding is urgently needed at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home after a tumble dryer caught fire in a laundry room. Animals and staff were safely evacuated after the fire in the home's clinic, which cares for sick dogs and cats. The fire started short...

Great Chesterford timber factory badly damaged by fire

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  • May 28, 2011
A timber factory in Essex has been severely damaged by fire. More than 30 firefighters dealt with the fire overnight at the factory in London Road, Great Chesterford. Essex Fire and Rescue Service incident commander Mark Wilson said cylinders involve...

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