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Firefighters tackle blaze at Edinburgh flats

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  • August 31, 2011
More than 30 firefighters are tackling a large blaze at a row of flats in Edinburgh. Ten fire engines were sent to the scene at about 5:20. However, there are no reports of anyone trapped or injured. The blaze started in one building in Hazelbank Ter...

Fire at Slab House Inn near Wells 'deliberately set'

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  • August 31, 2011
A fire in a disused pub near Wells was started deliberately, fire investigators believe. Emergency services were called to the old Slab House Inn on Bath Road, Haydon, in the early hours of Wednesday. A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spok...

Hartlepool residents flee bungalows after fire

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  • August 31, 2011
About 20 residents in Hartlepool have been evacuated from their homes after police discovered a property on fire in the early hours. Officers spotted the fire at a semi-detached bungalow on Maxwell Road at about 04:30 BST. Occupants of the affected b...

Teenager due in Peterhead court over McDonalds fire

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  • August 31, 2011
An 18-year-old man has been charged in connection with a fire at a Peterhead branch of McDonalds which caused almost £100,000 worth of damage. The fire broke out at the restaurant in the early hours of Friday 19 August. PC Craig Dalton, of Gramp...

M3 in Surrey partially shut after lorry fire

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  • August 30, 2011
The westbound M3 in Surrey has been closed after a lorry caught fire and started leaking diesel. The Highways Agency said it would remain completely closed between junction two and junction three until at least 02:00 BST on Wednesday. The carriageway...

Woman badly hurt as 22 trapped on Skegness fairground ride

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  • August 30, 2011
A woman has been seriously hurt as 22 people had to be rescued after being stuck on a fairground ride on the Lincolnshire coast. The adults and children became trapped in a vertical position on the Surf Rider at Botton's Amusements on Grand Parade in...

Clear-up operation after Hampshire battery recycling plant fire

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  • August 30, 2011
A clear-up operation is under way at a battery recycling plant in Hampshire following a large fire four days ago. Plumes of smoke could be seen for miles around after the blaze began at the industrial site beside Lasham Airfield on Friday. A series o...

Malvern Hills unattended camp fire prompts warning

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  • August 30, 2011
Firefighters have issued a warning to visitors to the Malvern Hills, in Worcestershire, after they were called to an unattended camp fire. Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said they were alerted by a walker on Monday at about 11:45 BS...

Freight train fire near Milton Keynes disrupts services

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  • August 30, 2011
A fire on a freight train in Buckinghamshire has caused major disruption on the rail network. Network Rail said all services were suspended on the West Coast Mainline after the fire began at about 09:30 BST at Castlethorpe, near Milton Keynes. Fire c...

Suspicious fire at Pool Brook Advisory Clinic

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  • August 30, 2011
A fire which severely damaged a sexual health clinic in Cornwall is being treated as suspicious. The Brook clinic in Station Road, Pool, was burgled in the early hours of Saturday. Officers said they believed a fire was deliberately started after a f...

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