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Brockham barn fire treated as 'arson'

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  • August 24, 2011
The cause of fire in a Surrey barn on Monday is being treated as suspicious, Surrey Police has said. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service was called at 22:45 BST to Strood Green Farm near Brockham. About 20 firefighters fought the blaze in which 400 bales ...

Man taken to hospital following 'explosion' in Aberdeen

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  • August 24, 2011
A man has been taken to hospital after an "explosion" at an Aberdeen industrial estate. The incident happened at Kirkhill industrial estate in the city's Howe Moss Drive at about 15:30. The Scottish Ambulance Service and Grampian Fire and Rescue Serv...

Weymouth old fire station redevelopment decision due

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  • August 24, 2011
A decision is due later on plans to redevelop the old fire station in Weymouth. Dorset Fire and Rescue Service wants to sell the building on North Quay to a developer which plans to build 52 new retirement flats on the site. Money from the sale would...

'Calamities' led to fire Fraserburgh boat deaths

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  • August 24, 2011
A string of "calamitous" modifications contributed to the deaths of three men in fire on a fishing boat in Fraserburgh, a sheriff has ruled. Filipinos Ramilito Calipayan and Benjamin Potot, both 33, and 50-year-old Latvian Rimants Venckus died at Fra...

Hampshire fire service concern over horsebox rescues

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  • August 24, 2011
Concerns have been raised over the safety of rear-facing horseboxes after a rise in the number of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service call-outs. Crews had to free a five-year-old mare at Sparsholt College Equine Centre near Winchester after it became t...

Arson attack at Crumlin carpet warehouse

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  • August 24, 2011
A carpet warehouse in Crumlin, County Antrim, has been badly damaged in an arson attack. The building, on the Mill Road, was discovered alight at about 21:45 BST on Tuesday. It is understood the fire was started in three places and the arsonists brok...

Staffordshire barn owners warned after spate of fires

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  • August 24, 2011
Barn owners are being urged to ensure their properties are secured following a spate of fires in Staffordshire in the past month. Staffordshire firefighters have spent 84 hours fighting eight separate barn fires across the county since 14 July. Two m...

Blackpool Alandene hotel fire: Woman arrested

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  • August 24, 2011
A 49-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of setting fire to a hotel in Blackpool. Fire crews were called to The Alandene on Park Road at about 03:30 BST and police were alerted soon afterwards. Several guests had to be led to safety and two...

Eleven killed in Australia blaze near Brisbane

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  • August 24, 2011
Police in Australia have launched an investigation into the cause of a house fire near Brisbane in which 11 people died. Eight of the victims are thought to be teenagers and children; one was just three years old. Two Pacific Islander families from T...

Crews tackle large wood yard fire in Nottinghamshire

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  • August 24, 2011
Firefighters have tackled a large fire at a wood yard in Nottinghamshire. Four crews were called to the fire near Netherfield railway station on Victoria Road at about 21:00 BST on Tuesday. Train services were disrupted by the fire but are now back t...

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