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Warrington homes evacuated after garage fire

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  • July 30, 2011
About 20 families are waiting to return to their homes after a large fire at a garage in Warrington. A total of 300 homes were evacuated near the garage on Marsh House Lane after the blaze broke out at about 17:00 BST on Tuesday. A 200m cordon was se...

Major fire at former bathroom factory Botteslow Street

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  • July 30, 2011
More then 40 firefighters have been tackling a major fire at a former bathroom factory in Stoke-on-Trent. Crews were called to a disused three-storey building in Botteslow Street in Hanley shortly before 1800 BST, a spokesman said. Botteslow Street h...

Outbuilding collapses in Victoria Road, Glasgow

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  • July 30, 2011
Residents and businesses were evacuated after an outbuilding collapsed near Victoria Road, in the Govanhill area of Glasgow. Emergency services were called to the scene at about 1800 BST. The first-floor drying area of a four-storey tenement partiall...

Railway line between Liverpool and Manchester closed by fire

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  • July 28, 2011
The railway line between Liverpool and Manchester has been closed overnight because of a fire, police have said. A fire was reported at a garage beneath the railway bridge in Marsh House Lane, Warrington, at 17:00 BST. Reports that the premises might...

Companies fined over Crewe chemical fire

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  • July 28, 2011
Two companies have been fined following a major chemical fire at an industrial estate in Crewe. It took more than 100 firefighters to extinguish the blaze at the Gateway industrial estate in June 2007. The fire, on recycling firm Greenway's premises,...

US film crowd clashes with police in Los Angeles

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  • July 28, 2011
An unruly crowd threw bottles at riot police and started fires on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles after a film premiere was cancelled. The near-riot erupted at the screening of a documentary about an electronic music festival outside Grauman's Chi...

M4 tunnel fire: Experts begin tests to analyse damage

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  • July 28, 2011
Tests are being carried out which will help determine how much longer the Brynglas tunnel westbound on the M4 motorway will remain closed. The Welsh Government said it could reopen next week but experts were still analysing the tunnel's lining. Motor...

Two killed in Walthamstow house fire

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  • July 28, 2011
Two men have died in a fire at a two-storey mid-terrace house in east London. London Fire Brigade (LFB) said 20 firefighters tackled the blaze at the house in Woodlands Road in Walthamstow at about 23:00 BST on Wednesday. The men were rescued from th...

Helensburgh fire murder family 'devastated and angry'

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  • July 28, 2011
The aunt of a man and young girl who were killed in a deliberate house fire has said the family has been left "shattered, devastated and angry". Margaret McKechnie's statement came four days after her nephew Thomas Sharkey, 21, and eight-year-old nie...

Brothers jailed for Camberwell toddler arson death

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  • July 28, 2011
Two half-brothers convicted of killing a 19-month-old girl in an "evil" revenge arson attack have been jailed. Siariah Letang was overcome by smoke in the blaze in Camberwell, south London, in September, the Old Bailey heard. Richard Kwakye, 28, of T...

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