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Fire crews tackle blaze at shop in Havant

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  • August 14, 2011
Fourteen firefighters have tackled a blaze at a shop in Hampshire which started in an electrical cupboard. Crews called to Stone Square, Leigh Park, Havant, at about 06:00 BST took three hours to extinguish the fire. There was heavy smoke logging wit...

Two dead in St Leonards holiday park caravan fire

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  • August 14, 2011
Two people died when a fire broke out at a caravan in a holiday park in East Sussex. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called to Combe Haven Holiday Park in Harley Shute Road, St Leonards, at 22:10 BST on Saturday. Sussex Police said the occup...

Appeal following suspicious fires in Calow

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  • August 14, 2011
People have been asked to be vigilant following a spate of suspicious fires in a Derbyshire village. Several fires, which are thought to have been started deliberately, have been reported in Calow over the past few months. The most recent fire was on...

Lizard lifeboat tows yacht after engine fire

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  • August 14, 2011
Three sailors have been towed back to a mooring point by a lifeboat after their engine caught fire off Cornwall. The 31ft (9.4m) yacht Valkyrie was sailing from Flushing, near Falmouth, to the Isles of Scilly when a fire started in its engine room. T...

Rescuer tells of saving girl of three from roof in Essex

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  • August 14, 2011
A neighbour who rescued a three-year-old girl from the roof of a four-storey block of flats has spoken to the BBC. The girl climbed through a window in Colchester before slipping and getting her foot trapped in guttering on Friday. The Essex Fire Ser...

Man killed in three-car crash in Norfolk

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  • August 14, 2011
A man has been killed in a three-vehicle crash in Norfolk. The crash happened on the B1136 between Hadiscoe and Hales, near Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, in south Norfolk, at about 0900 BST on Saturday. Police said one man had died in the crash. Another man...

Sniffer-dog searching Savoy Court on Southsea seafront

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  • August 14, 2011
Fire investigators searching the ruins of a seafront building in Southsea say a sniffer dog has identified an area that requires further examination. The derelict Savoy Court in South Parade suffered 100% fire damage after being engulfed in flames on...

Fire hits flats rubbish compound in Loughborough

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  • August 14, 2011
Firefighters have tackled a large blaze at a bin compound attached to a block of flats in Leicestershire. Crews were called to the building on Byron Street, Loughborough, just after 03:00 BST. Back-up pumps were called in from Shepshed, Coalville, As...

Vehicles damaged in Bovey Tracey scrap yard fire

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  • August 14, 2011
A dozen vehicles have been badly damaged during a fire at a scrap yard in Devon. The 10 cars, a minibus and a van were damaged when the fire started on the Heathfield Industrial Estate in Bovey Tracey at about 23:45 BST on Friday. The fire service sa...

Suspected arson in Cornwall barn fire

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  • August 14, 2011
Fire crews in west Cornwall have tackled a barn fire thought to have been started deliberately. The alarm was raised at about 01:45 BST at a farm at Treen, near St Levan, The open-fronted barn full of straw bales was found "well alight" by fire crews...

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