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Warrington barn blaze tackled by fire crews

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  • August 21, 2011
A team of more than 30 firefighters is dealing with a fire at a barn on the outskirts of Warrington. Crews from Cheshire Fire Service answered an emergency call at about 07:30 BST. The barn, which has been described as large, is situated on Kenyons L...

Hospital workers treated after chemical spill in Essex

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  • August 21, 2011
Two workers from a hospital in Essex are being treated for the effects of a chemical spillage. The incident happened at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford where they were exposed to acidic chemical fumes following a spillage in a storage area. Fire cr...

One tonne straw bale falls on man

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  • August 21, 2011
A man in Gloucestershire has been rescued by 11 firefighters after a one-tonne straw bale fell on him. The accident happened at around 12:00 BST in the village of Southrop, near Fairford. The 35-year-old was trapped from the waist down. Station manag...

Neighbours rescue man from house fire in Feltham

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  • August 21, 2011
Neighbours rescued a man after a fire broke out in west London house. They used a ladder to get him down from the two-floor, semi-detached house on Eastbourne Road in Feltham. Three other people left the house by themselves as 30 firefighters attende...

Lower Darwen mill blaze neighbours evacuated from homes

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  • August 21, 2011
People living near to a fire at an engineering mill in Lancashire had to be evacuated from their homes in the early hours to avoid the effects of thick smoke. About 50 firefighters were called to Riverside Precision Engineering on Sandy Lane, Lower D...

Arson attack at Hartlepool business compound

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  • August 21, 2011
Police are treating a fire at a business compound on Teesside as arson. A transit van and a large amount of wood were destroyed in the incident at premises on Burn Road, in Hartlepool, early on Friday. The fire is believed to have spread from a pile ...

Two cut free from crashed vehicle on A703 near Peebles

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  • August 21, 2011
A man and woman had to be cut out of a crashed car after a two vehicle collision which has left a total of three people hurt. Emergency services were called at about 21:00 on Friday to an incident on the A703 near Peebles, in the Borders. Two people ...

Leicester flats evacuated after fire

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  • August 21, 2011
A three-storey block of flats in Leicester has been evacuated after a fire at a first-floor apartment. Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said one person was taken to hospital after the fire at Cross Hedge Close in Beaumont Leys. Fire crews were ...

Arrests after hoax 999 call police crash in Woolhampton

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  • August 21, 2011
Three people have been arrested after two police officers responding to a hoax 999 call were injured in a crash. The car the officers were in skidded on a wet road caused by heavy downpours on Thursday and hit a wall on the A4 east of Woolhampton, ne...

Homes evacuated after Billingshurst fuel depot fire

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  • August 21, 2011
About 100 people were moved from their homes and a main road closed in Sussex, after a fire at a fuel depot near Billingshurst. Firefighters were called to Four Seasons Fuel Limited at Coneyhurst just before 22:00 BST on Friday and a 200m cordon was ...

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