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Texas wildfire crews gaining ground

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  • September 7, 2011
Texas firefighters say they have contained 30% of the state's most destructive wildfire in years. Efforts to contain the Bastrop County blaze, which has razed about 45 sq miles (116 sq km) of land, have been aided by a second day of milder winds. The...

Neighbour helps man who fled Stourport fire

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  • September 7, 2011
A man who collapsed after escaping from a burning house was pulled to safety by a neighbour, it has been revealed. The man managed to flee the house in Elm Grove, Stourport-on-Severn, after fire broke out at 08:40 BST. But he collapsed in the garden ...

Andy Carroll car arson arrest man faces no action

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  • September 7, 2011
A man arrested on suspicion of setting fire to Liverpool striker Andy Carroll's car has been told he will face no further action. The former Newcastle player was at the house of his then captain Kevin Nolan, in Ponteland, Northumberland, when his Ran...

Stalybridge arson may be mistaken identity, police say

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  • September 7, 2011
Arsonists who started a fire outside a Greater Manchester home while six children were asleep inside may have got the wrong address, police said. The fire was lit on the doorstep of a house on Besom Lane, Millbrook, Stalybridge, at 23:30 BST on Satur...

Attacks on Scottish firefighters fall

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  • September 7, 2011
Attacks on fire and rescue staff in Scotland have fallen by almost a quarter, new figures have suggested. Provisional 2010/11 figures from Scotland's chief statistician recorded 229 incidents where attacks took place, 73 fewer than the previous ...

Girls rescued from Standing Stanes Road quarry cliff

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  • September 7, 2011
Three young girls have been rescued by firefighters after getting stuck on a cliff face in a Fife quarry in "hazardous" conditions. The girls raised the alarm at 19:45 on Tuesday after descending 20ft down the cutaway face of the quarry on Standing S...

Firefighters fear damage to Grade-II Wokingham building

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  • September 7, 2011
Firefighters are investigating the aftermath of a major fire at a Grade-II listed building in Berkshire. More than 50 firefighters tackled the large fire in Wokingham after being called out shortly before 03:00 BST. Broad Street was closed while emer...

Fire services in Northants and Warks to collaborate

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  • September 7, 2011
Northamptonshire and Warwickshire fire services are looking at collaborating in a bid to save money. The authorities are looking to collaborate on fire safety enforcement, technical expertise and community safety work. Northamptonshire County Council...

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