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Fire crews tackle Portsmouth warehouse blaze

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  • August 19, 2011
More than 80 firefighters have been dealing with a blaze at an industrial estate in Portsmouth. Crews from Southsea, Cosham and Havant stations were called to the fire at the Airport Industrial Estate at about 19:50 BST on Friday. Specialist equipmen...

Norman King pub fire in Dunstable: Man on arson charge

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  • August 19, 2011
A 43-year-old man from Dunstable has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life after a fire at a historic pub in Bedfordshire. The Grade II listed Norman King pub, in Church Street, Dunstable, was destroyed in the early hours of 10 August....

Deptford fire: Idonia Street flat damaged by blaze

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  • August 19, 2011
A residential tower block in south-east London was evacuated after a fire broke out in a fourth-floor flat. About 50 people left the building in Idonia Street, close to the main railway station in Deptford, after the blaze which began about 15:35 BST...

McDonald's in Peterhead fire treated as suspicious

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  • August 19, 2011
A serious fire at a branch of McDonald's in Peterhead is being treated as suspicious. The blaze broke out in the early hours of Friday following a break-in. Grampian Police said nothing was stolen during the incident but that the restaurant suffered ...

Water supply is 'safe' after Storey Arms chemical spill

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  • August 19, 2011
Welsh Water has confirmed the public water supply is safe, after a chemical spill from a lorry on a main road in the Brecon Beacons. Police and firefighters were called at 08:50 BST after around 500 litres of copper carbonate leaked from a parked con...

Clean-up takes place after Dorset flash floods

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  • August 19, 2011
A clean-up operation has taken place in parts of Dorset after flash floods on Thursday left many areas submerged. Bournemouth was among the worst affected areas where water was waist-deep in places. The opening day of a four-day air show there was ca...

Scottish Borders fire crews control grain drier blaze

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  • August 19, 2011
Firefighters have brought an early morning blaze at a grain drier in the Scottish Borders under control. Crews from Galashiels and Kelso were called out to tackle the incident on a farm at Maxton. A grain drier with 60 tonnes of oil seed rape caught ...

Bedford funeral held for shot firefighter Thomas Ossel

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  • August 19, 2011
A family funeral is to be held later for a firefighter who was shot dead in his hotel room in Venezuela. Thomas Ossel, 28, of Ashmead Road, Bedford, was killed at Playa el Aqua resort on Margarita Island on 18 July. The London firefighter was on holi...

Rescue after man falls off Midland Bridge in Bath

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  • August 19, 2011
A man has been rescued by the fire service after falling from a bridge in Bath. The man, in his 20s, fell from Midland Bridge in the city centre at about 21:40 BST on Thursday. Two fire crews and a boat were launched to rescue him after he landed on ...

Crews fight straw stack fire in Nottinghamshire

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  • August 19, 2011
Firefighters have been dealing with a blaze at a straw stack in Nottinghamshire. Crews from West Bridgford, Highfields and Central stations were called to the fire at Wilford Lane, Ruddington, at about 22:50 BST on Thursday. A fire spokesman said cre...

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