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Homeless man rescued from Trowbridge fire

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  • October 2, 2011
A homeless man has been rescued from a fire in a derelict building in Wiltshire. Firefighters were called to the former tyre workshops in Mortimer Street, Trowbridge, soon after 1900 BST on Saturday. They searched the building and rescued the man fro...

Arrests in North Shields bin arson probe

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  • October 2, 2011
A man and woman have been arrested after a wheelie bin was set alight, damaging a flat in North Tyneside. Police said the burning bin was pushed against the flat wall in Barras Drive, North Shields, late on Saturday night. The 39-year-old man and 40-...

Kidderminster fire: Shops gutted in blaze

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  • October 2, 2011
A fire has left two shops destroyed and others damaged in Kidderminster. Eleven crews from Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service were sent to put out the blaze that broke out at Levine's furniture store at 13:00 BST. It spread to the British...

Isobel Dobson death: Stepfather arrested over fire

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  • October 2, 2011
A man has been arrested after a fire at a riding stables in which his two-year-old stepdaughter died. Isobel Dobson died in a van which caught fire during the blaze at Hessle Farm, in Wragby, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire on Friday evening. Isobel's...

River Mersey disused tanker fire prompts rescue operation

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  • October 2, 2011
An air and sea rescue operation was mounted in the early hours to search for possible occupants of a blazing disused tanker on the River Mersey. The vessel, which was moored near Bedford Road East at Rock Ferry, caught fire at 00:50 BST It was towed ...

Bristol emergency services in chemical attack rehearsal

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  • October 2, 2011
The emergency services have rehearsed their response to a possible chemical attack at a beer festival in Bristol. "Casualties" were seen lying in Millennium Square on Sunday, with workers including police, the ambulance service and the fire service p...

Evacuations after fireworks blaze in Rochford in Essex

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  • October 2, 2011
A care home and other buildings had to be evacuated after a blaze started in a container full of fireworks on a nearby industrial estate in Essex. Fire crews were called to Purdeys Industrial Estate, Rochford, at about 22:30 BST on Saturday after a m...

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