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Griddle caused fire on board Steam Packet ferry

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  • August 30, 2011
A fire on an Isle of Man ferry started because of a griddle in the galley, the Steam Packet company has confirmed. It happened on 29 August when the Ben-my-Chree was travelling from Heysham to Douglas. Liverpool coastguard was alerted to the incident...

Turbary Common heath fire 'started deliberately'

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  • August 30, 2011
A heath fire on a Dorset nature reserve is believed to have been started deliberately. A Dorset Fire and Rescue Service crew was called to Turbary Common on Wallisdown Road, Bournemouth at about midnight. A fire service spokesman said about 200 sq m ...

Investigation into woman's death in Fife house fire

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  • August 30, 2011
An investigation is under way after a woman died in a house fire in Dunfermline, Fife. Emergency services were called to the property in the town's Husband Place at about 12:20 on Monday. The fire had been extinguished by the time they arrived and th...

Carbon Monoxide Awareness - Re Release of Press Alert

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  • August 30, 2011
  “Don’t risk your life with a barbecue inside your tent” – Lynn Griffiths   With the holiday season approaching, the charity Carbon Monoxide Awareness is alerting holidaymakers to the risk of taking lit barbecue...

Body found in rubble after Leicester kebab shop blast

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  • August 30, 2011
A body has been discovered in the rubble of a kebab shop in Leicester that was destroyed in an explosion. Two men and four women were arrested after the explosion destroyed the shop in Narborough Road in the early hours of Monday. A spokesman for Lei...

Woman rescued from Hastings fire

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  • August 30, 2011
A woman has been rescued from a fire in the living room of her home in Hastings, East Sussex. Smoke was coming out of the first floor flat in London Road in the St Leonards area, when East Sussex Fire and Rescue arrived. They were called at 02:24 BST...

Five suffer carbon monoxide poisoning in Crantock

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  • August 30, 2011
A family of five has spent a night in hospital suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning, firefighters said. Emergency services were called to the Trevella Caravan Park at Crantock, near Newquay, just after midnight. They found two adults and three ch...

Mexico casino arson: Five arrested over Monterrey attack

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  • August 29, 2011
Mexican police have arrested five men in connection with the arson attack that killed 52 people in a casino in the northern city of Monterrey. State governor Rodrigo Medina said the suspects were believed to belong to the Zetas drug cartel. Police we...

Retired driving instructor Harry Parr died in Tain fire

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  • August 29, 2011
A man who died in a fire at a garage at his home in Tain, Ross-shire, has been named by police. Seventy-three-year-old Harry Parr was a retired driving instructor. Three fire appliances attended the blaze, which broke out at the junction of Morangie ...

Woman dies in Carlisle property fire

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  • August 29, 2011
A woman has died following a fire at a property in Carlisle. Emergency services were called to Grasmere Street shortly before 17:00 BST on Sunday. A 56-year-old woman was rescued from the building by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and taken...

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