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Elderly woman flees Dorset bungalow fire

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  • September 29, 2011
An elderly woman managed to escape when a fire ripped through her bungalow in Dorset. Neighbours raised the alarm after seeing smoke pouring from the windows of the property in Butts Close, Winfrith, at about 14:00 BST. The woman was treated by an am...

Light aircraft crashes at Shoreham Airport

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  • September 29, 2011
A light aircraft has crashed on landing at Shoreham Airport in West Sussex. Sussex Police said there had been no fire and the 75-year-old experienced pilot from Cranleigh, in Surrey, had walked away with minor cuts. The two-seater plane, a Taylorcraf...

Sudbury couple injured in kiln explosion

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  • September 29, 2011
Two people have been taken to hospital with severe burns after a gas cylinder exploded in their garden kiln. Crews from Sudbury and Long Melford tackled the fire at Friars Street, Sudbury, after being called at 12:21 BST. The man and woman were treat...

Windsor fire station 24-hour cover proposal agreed

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  • September 29, 2011
Windsor residents are set to keep their 24-hour fire cover after a five-year battle to save the Berkshire town's station from night-time closure. At a council meeting on Wednesday the Fire Authority agreed a proposal for round-the-clock cover using a...

Firefighting fun day for Chernobyl children

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  • September 29, 2011
A group of children from the disaster area of Chernobyl have had a fun day out at Coatbridge fire station. They got to play with the water jets, the aerial rescue pump and tested that appliance lights, sirens and horns were working properly. The chil...

Woman, 77, dies in South Shields house fire

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  • September 29, 2011
A 77-year-old woman has died in a house fire on South Tyneside. Her body was recovered from the building after fire crews were called to the address at Eglesfield Road, South Shields, in the early hours. Details of her identity have not been released...

Crash delays West Midlands M42 traffic

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  • September 29, 2011
Drivers faced rush-hour delays when a lorry hit the central reservation, spilling 450 litres of fuel on to the M42 in the West Midlands. The fire service was called to the southbound carriageway between junction six, near the NEC, and five, near Soli...

Shell refinery fire in Singapore 'contained'

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  • September 29, 2011
Royal Dutch Shell said a fire that broke out at a refinery in Singapore - its biggest globally - has been contained. The fire started on the plant on Bukom island, five kilometres off Singapore, on Wednesday and affected a unit that helps make diesel...

Two hurt in explosions near Crewe railway station

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  • September 29, 2011
A man and a woman have been injured in a series of small explosions near Crewe railway station, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said. Manhole covers were blown off in the incident on Nantwich Road just before 20:30 BST. The injured pair were taken t...

Worker dies at Thomas Rees & Son in Carmarthenshire

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  • September 29, 2011
Police and Health and Safety Executive officers are investigating an accident in which a man is understood to have died while blowing up a tyre. Emergency services were called to Thomas Rees & Son, Pumsaint, Carmarthenshire, at about 09:35 BST. D...

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