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Arsonists set alight seven vehicles in York

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  • August 15, 2011
Detectives are searching for witnesses after seven vehicles were set alight in North Yorkshire. Emergency services were called to the scene in the Layerthorpe area of York at around 01:50 BST on Monday. Some residents reported hearing explosions in t...

Four rescued after blaze on boat off Nefyn, Gwynedd

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  • August 15, 2011
Two adults and two children were rescued after their small boat caught fire off the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd. The Porthdinllaen lifeboat was launched when a member of the public saw the blaze from the shore and raised the alarm at 18:00 BST on...

Riots: Gloucester's fire chief praises police's help

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  • August 15, 2011
The chief fire officer for Gloucester has praised local police for their help during recent disturbances. Jon Hall said a police cordon around the site of a fire at a former art college in Brunswick Road helped stop rioters from attacking firefighter...

Salford tyre fire sends smoke plumes into air

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  • August 15, 2011
A large pile of tyres has caught fire in Salford, sending plumes of smoke into the air. The tyres were next to a building on Adelphi Street, near the University of Salford, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said. About 25 firefighters were c...

Walsall factory fire leads to evacuation

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  • August 15, 2011
A man was rescued and about 100 people led to safety after fire broke out in a derelict tannery in Walsall. West Midlands Fire Service said they were called to a building in Lower Forster Street at about 14:15 BST. The town's Arboretum and about 20 h...

Edinburgh Fringe musical looks at 1911 not 9/11

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  • August 15, 2011
The world will next month remember the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 atrocities in New York. But 100 years ago another disaster rocked the city. A new musical, From the Fire, at the Zoo Roxy as part of the Edinburgh Fringe, remembers the Triangle Shir...

St Leonards fatal caravan fire not suspicious

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  • August 15, 2011
A fire that killed a man and a woman at a holiday park in Hastings is not being treated as suspicious, Sussex Police have said. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called to Combe Haven Holiday Park in Harley Shute Road, St Leonards, at 22:10 BS...

Portsmouth Blade student tower sprinkler plan reversed

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  • August 15, 2011
A 33-storey student accommodation block in Portsmouth will be fitted with a sprinkler system, following a U-turn by developers. Fire chiefs had warned the decision to build the 110m (360ft) Blade without sprinklers would put lives at risk. Following ...

Summit on listed building attacks

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  • August 15, 2011
A special summit on heritage crime has been held by the environment minister. It follows recent fires that damaged historical buildings across Northern Ireland. Alex Attwood called the summit in July after part of Herdman's Mill in Sion Mills, County...

London riots: Man in court over Reeves Furniture Store fire

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  • August 15, 2011
A man has appeared in court accused of starting a fire which destroyed House of Reeves Furniture Store in Croydon during the London riots. Gordon Thompson, 33, of Waddon Road, Croydon, is charged with two counts of arson over the fire on 8 August. He...

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