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Crews tackle Somerley landfill site blaze

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  • September 4, 2011
Firefighters have been tackling a blaze involving 90,000 tonnes of rubbish at a landfill site in Hampshire. Crews were called to the Blue Haze site in Somerley, near the Dorset border, in the early hours. Four pumps from Hampshire Fire and Rescue and...

Dorset Ham Common heath fire 'started deliberately'

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  • September 4, 2011
A heath fire in Dorset is believed to have been started deliberately, firefighters have said. Dorset Fire and Rescue was called to Ham Common in Hamworthy, Poole, on Saturday afternoon where a 40m by 20m (130ft by 65ft) area was alight. One pump and ...

Classes cancelled after Stratford school fire

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  • September 4, 2011
A primary school in east London was damaged by a fire which broke out in its roof, London Fire Brigade said. Flames took hold at Gainsborough Primary School in Gainsborough Road, Stratford, at about 10:00 BST on Saturday. It took about 30 firefighter...

Barn blaze near Dartmoor Prison in Devon

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  • September 4, 2011
Crews from five stations have been dealing with a barn fire, metres from Dartmoor Prison, the fire service has said. The blaze was 19 feet (6m) from the prison's outer wall, said Okehampton station commander, Ian Donovan. The barn, in Princetown, con...

Southampton shop fire forces family to flee

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  • September 4, 2011
A family with a baby had to flee their home after a suspected arson attack on a shop in Southampton. Hampshire police and firefighters were called to a fire at Zim Zag Polish food store in Portsmouth Road, Woolston on Saturday evening. Officers said ...

Chimney warning after spate of Wiltshire fires

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  • September 4, 2011
Homeowners with open fires in Wiltshire have been reminded to clean their chimneys before using them, following a spate of fires in the county. Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said it had attended 10 chimney fires in the past month. It is thought a...

Caravans damaged in Lincolnshire arson attack

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  • September 4, 2011
Three static caravans have been damaged in a fire in Lincolnshire. The caravans, including one used as a shop, were targeted in a suspected arson attack on Trent Port Road in Marton, just after 03:00 BST. Two fire crews from Gainsborough station resp...

Woman flees Oxfordshire arson attack cottage

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  • September 4, 2011
A woman had to flee her Oxfordshire cottage after a suspected arson attack on a neighbouring workshop. Firefighters were called to Eynsham Road, Sutton, near Witney, in the early hours of Saturday where a workshop containing a gas cylinder was alight...

Chester petrol station shop damaged by fire

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  • September 4, 2011
Firefighters have tackled a blaze at a petrol station in Chester. The fire broke out in the shop of the BP garage in Tarvin Road at about 04:30 BST, and was well alight when crews arrived. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said about 20 firefighters e...

Police probe Barmouth Bowling Club and garage fires

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  • September 4, 2011
North Wales Police and fire investigators are looking into small fires at a garage and bowling club in Barmouth. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said Barmouth Bowling Club and Bradley's Garage were targeted overnight on Friday and Saturday. The i...

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