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Middlesbrough man rescued from flat fire

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  • July 30, 2011
A man has been rescued from a fire at a flat on Teesside. Firefighters were called to Thorntee House on Cargo Fleet Lane, Middlesbrough, in the early hours. The sole occupant of the flat was taken to hospital. No details of his condition have been re...

Four houses damaged in Nottinghamshire fire

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  • July 30, 2011
Four houses in a Nottinghamshire town have been severely damaged by a fire. Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire on Wolsey Road in Newark late on Friday night. Four fire crews tackled the fire for almost four hours using an aer...

Elderly man dies in Medway house fire

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  • July 30, 2011
An 78-year-old man has died in a fire at a house in the Medway area of Kent. Kent Fire and Rescue Service were called to the property in The Street, Upper Stoke, near Rochester, at about 05:35 BST on Saturday. About 25 firefighters spent three hours ...

Major fire 'under control' at historic Sion Mills building

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  • July 30, 2011
The former owners of a historic mill building in Sion Mills have said they fear it may have been completely destroyed by a fire on Saturday. Fire crews were called to Herdman's Mill in the village at about 0120 BST. The blaze later re-ignited and bur...

Asbestos concern in Kirkcaldy factory fire

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  • July 30, 2011
Firefighters have spent most of the night tackling a blaze at a linen factory in Fife. They were called to the premises of Peter Greig & Co, in Kirkcaldy's Clair Street, at about 23:00 on Friday. A spokesman for Fife Fire and Rescue said a decont...

Suspected arson attack on farm workshop in Cornwall

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  • July 30, 2011
Police are investigating a suspected arson attack on a farm workshop in north Cornwall on Friday evening. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said 27 firefighters from Callington, Saltash, Liskeard and Bere Alston in Devon helped to tackle the fire at t...

Salford plane crash: Two men suffer burns

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  • July 30, 2011
Two men remain in hospital with serious burns after their plane crashed into two houses in Salford. The pilot and his passenger, one in his late 50s and the other aged 21, were taken to Wythenshawe Hospital and both were in a critical condition. Thei...

Vietnam shoe plant fire kills 17

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  • July 30, 2011
At least 17 people have been killed in a fire at a shoe factory in northern Vietnam, police and local media say. Some 21 other people were injured in the blaze at the plant in the port city of Hai Phong, reports say. Local media quoted a survivor, Bu...

Teenagers arrested over Hanley bathroom factory fire

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  • July 30, 2011
Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a major fire in Stoke-on-Trent. More then 40 firefighters were called to a former bathroom factory in Botteslow Street, Hanley on Thursday evening, a spokesman said. The street was closed while fire...

Police probing Helensburgh fire murders in email hope

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  • July 30, 2011
Police investigating a deliberate house fire which killed a man and his young sister have set up a dedicated email address for their murder inquiry. Thomas Sharkey, 21, and eight-year-old Bridget died following the blaze at their home in Helensburgh ...

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