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Fire warning over 'self combusting' essential oils

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  • August 7, 2011
The number of fires caused by fabrics stained with essential oils has increased, Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (WFRS) has said. WFRS said fires were caused when people washed oil-stained fabrics on or below 40 degrees and then put them away in a ...

Woman hurt in car embankment fall in Rhondda Cynon Taf

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  • August 7, 2011
A woman has been injured after travelling 196 ft (60m) down an embankment in her car. The incident happened at 14.28 BST on Sunday on the Treherbert side of Rhigos Mountain in Rhondda Cynon Taf. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said the woman has ...

Woodbridge teenager charged after spate of fires

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  • August 7, 2011
The 18-year-old man has been charged after a series of fires in a barn, combine harvester and flat in Suffolk. Police said the man, from Woodbridge, had been charged with arson, arson with intent to endanger life and aggravated vehicle taking. The ma...

Burglary theory over fire at Kendal Conservative office

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  • August 7, 2011
Police believe burglars were responsible for a fire at a local Conservative Party office in Cumbria 18 months ago. One person needed treatment after the blaze at the offices of the Westmorland and Lonsdale Conservatives in Kendal on 19 February last ...

Arrest over suspicious house fire in Pontarddulais

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  • August 7, 2011
A 29-year-old local man has been arrested in connection with a suspicious fire at Pontarddulais, say Dyfed- Powys Police. The fire at Fforest Cottages, Fforest Road, is believed to have been intentionally started at about 1245 BST on 6 August, causin...

Burning paint causes Cumberland Basin road closures

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  • August 7, 2011
Several roads were closed around Bristol following a fire in a shipping container filled with paint. The police and fire services were called to the Cumberland Basin at about 21:15 BST on Saturday after reports of "thick billowing smoke". The fire wa...

Fire at Butlins in Minehead tackled by crews

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  • August 7, 2011
Fire crews spent several hours tackling a blaze at a holiday resort in Somerset. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service was called to Butlins in Minehead at about 1920 BST on Saturday. Five crews, using hose jets and breathing apparatus, tackled ...

Sandbags issued as heavy rain hits north-east England

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  • August 7, 2011
Only one flood alert remains in force in the north-east of England after torrential rain sparked localised flooding across the region on Saturday. Emergency services received hundreds of calls, with parts of County Durham and Northumberland worst-hit...

Portadown house fire: man saved by smoke alarm

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  • August 7, 2011
A 36-year-old man has been rescued from a house fire in Portadown. The man escaped from the blaze by a first floor window, using a ladder provided by neighbours. It happened at 21:00 BST in Carnreagh. The blaze is believed to have been started by smo...

Smoke billows across Dover from fire at quarry

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  • August 7, 2011
Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at an industrial unit and storage container at a disused chalk quarry. Residents said they awoke on Sunday to see billowing black smoke coming from the fire in Winchelsea Street, Dover. Kent Fire and Rescue Ser...

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