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Swimming pool used to tackle fire at Fordingbridge house

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  • June 30, 2011
Firefighters used water from a swimming pool to help put out a fire at a country house in Hampshire. They were called to the property in Tinkers Cross, Fordingbridge, in the early hours after the roof had caught fire. The first floor was badly damage...

Half-brothers face jail over Camberwell toddler death

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  • June 30, 2011
Two half-brothers have been convicted of killing a 19-month-girl in a "horrifying" revenge arson attack. Siariah Letang was overcome by smoke in a maisonette in Camberwell, south London, on 18 September last year. Richard Kwakye, 28, of Twickenham, s...

Former England cricketer Trevor Bailey's death in fire 'accidental'

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  • June 30, 2011
An inquest has recorded a verdict of accidental death on former England all-rounder and BBC Test Match Special commentator Trevor Bailey. The 87-year-old died in a fire at his home in Westcliff, Essex in February. His wife Greta was rescued from the ...

Ten hospitalised following pesticide fire in Huntly

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  • June 30, 2011
Ten people were detained in hospital after a trailer containing agricultural pesticide went on fire in Aberdeenshire. The emergency services were called to Gordon Street in Huntly on Wednesday evening. Local residents were asked to remain indoors. Se...

London Fire Brigade warns young professionals

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  • June 30, 2011
Young, well-educated, professionals are causing more than a quarter of all accidental house fires in the capital, latest figures show. London Fire Brigade (LFB) said this group was responsible for more than 4,500 of London's 18,000 house fires in the...

Two taken to hospital after house fire in Caerphilly

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  • June 30, 2011
Two people were taken to hospital following a fire in a terraced house in Caerphilly. Around 10 firefighters, four in breathing apparatus, tackled the blaze at Pantycelyn Drive on Wednesday after the alarm was raised at around 2000 BST. It is not yet...

Man arrested over Swindon house fire

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  • June 30, 2011
A house fire in Swindon is being treated as suspicious. Emergency services were called to Rose Street in the early hours of Wednesday following reports of smoke and flames coming from the house. A Wiltshire Police spokesman said the first officer on ...

Cherwell Valley Services on M40 reopens after fire

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  • June 30, 2011
A service station that was destroyed by fire on the M40 in Oxfordshire is reopening in a new building. About 120 firefighters tackled the blaze at Cherwell Valley Services, north of Bicester in April 2010. A £10m service area opens on Thursday, ...

Los Alamos fire: More firefighters deploy in New Mexico

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  • June 30, 2011
Hundreds more firefighters have been deployed to battle a wildfire near a top US nuclear weapons research lab in New Mexico amid concerns the blaze could reach radioactive waste. Nearby residents have expressed concern about potential contamination i...

Extension reel warnings after Halwill Junction house fire

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  • June 30, 2011
Homeowners are being warned about using appliances with extension reels following a fire which destroyed a house in Devon. Two people were taken to hospital after escaping from the burning house in Halwill Junction on Sunday night. Devon and Somerset...

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