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Witness appeal after Hartlepool house arson

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  • August 2, 2011
A fire which caused significant damage to a house in Hartlepool was caused by arson, police now believe. Emergency services were called to Stephen Street early on Friday and found the ground floor well alight. No-one was in the property at the time. ...

Pair treated at Western General Hospital chemical spill

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  • August 2, 2011
A man and a woman are being treated following a chemical spill at a hospital in Edinburgh. A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service said the pair had been exposed to formaldehyde following an accident at the Western General Hospita...

Essex car showroom fire 'was arson'

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  • August 2, 2011
A fire that caused about £200,000 of damage to cars, motor homes and caravans on the forecourt of an Essex car showroom was arson, police said. Crews were called to Cherrytree Garage, in London Road, Little Clacton, in the early hours of Monday ...

Twitter used to prevent heath fires in Dorset

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  • August 2, 2011
Social networking site Twitter is being used to help prevent heath fires in Dorset. A new collaboration between the National Trust, Dorset Fire and Rescue and police is encouraging people to tweet about any suspicious activities. It comes after a fir...

Weston-super-Mare pub badly damaged by fire

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  • August 2, 2011
A fire that badly damaged a Weston-super-Mare pub led to homes being evacuated. It was initially feared that people were trapped in the fire at the Raglan Arms at about 03:00 BST, and six firefighters carried out a search. But they found the building...

Thirty five cattle in Conwy river rescue drama rescued

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  • August 2, 2011
Thirty five cows which were trapped in the River Conwy in north Wales have been rescued. Holyhead Coastguard co-ordinated the rescue which involved about 19 firefighters and took about four hours at Tal-y-Cafn, not far from Conwy Castle. The Conwy in...

Ambulance fire closes A338 Bournemouth Spur Road

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  • August 2, 2011
The main route into Bournemouth was closed in both directions after an ambulance with gas cylinders onboard caught fire on the northbound A338. A 100m (328ft) exclusion zone was set up around the vehicle, near the Blackwater junction, as the cylinder...

Notts Fire service start public consultation process

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  • August 2, 2011
People in Nottinghamshire are being asked about possible changes to the way the fire service is run. About £6.5m has to be cut from the fire authority's budget in the next four years, meaning 80 part-time firefighters could go. Some traditional ...

Shanghai officials jailed over deadly high-rise fire

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  • August 2, 2011
Four former Shanghai city officials have been jailed for up to 16 years in connection with a fire in a high-rise block of flats that killed 58 people. The men, including the local government head of construction, were convicted of abuse of power and ...

Fire at bar owned by father of Celtic's Anthony Stokes

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  • August 2, 2011
Police in Dublin are investigating an armed robbery and suspicious fire at a pub owned by the father of Celtic player Anthony Stokes. Extensive damage was caused to the Players Lounge in Fairview in the blaze. A group of four men, one armed with a gu...

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