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Chemical fire at US plant in Texas

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  • October 3, 2011
Schoolchildren and residents were forced take cover indoors to avoid possible exposure to dangerous gases after a fire at a chemical plant in Texas. Flames and plumes of smoke engulfed a large complex at a Magnablend, Inc., facility in Waxahachie. Fi...

Glen Rushen bikers thanked for help in rescue

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  • October 3, 2011
Firefighters on the Isle of Man hitched a lift with a group of off-road bikers to rescue a woman who was badly injured in a fall near a disused quarry. The woman was walking near Glen Rushen Mines on Sunday when she fell up to 5m (16ft) into a river ...

Gaunt man with dog sought over Edinburgh garage fire

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  • October 3, 2011
A thin, gaunt man with a Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog seen in an Edinburgh garage just before it was set a light is being sought by police. The incident happened at about 18:20 on Sunday in Trafalgar Lane. Police are appealing for witnesses af...

Brothers hurt in barn fire at Wrexham eisteddfod site

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  • October 3, 2011
Six crews are tackling a large barn fire at the site of this year's National Eisteddfod in Wrexham. Two brothers working on the farm at Ruthin Road suffered burns. One remains in hospital, the other was discharged. Police have closed the road as smok...

Thieves start firework blasts in Essex

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  • October 3, 2011
Thieves using a cutting torch to break into a steel container in Essex set off more than a tonne of fireworks being stored inside. The blaze at Purdeys Industrial Estate, Rochford, led to the evacuation of a care home. Fire crews were called at about...

Lingfield fire: Eight injured in factory explosion

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  • October 3, 2011
Eight people have been injured, four seriously, in an explosion and fire at a Surrey factory. Fire crews were called to the Hobbs industrial estate in Newchapel, near Lingfield, shortly before 11:30 BST. The patients are being treated for burns, resp...

Kidderminster fire: 'Dangerous' buildings cordoned off

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  • October 3, 2011
Part of Kidderminster town centre remains cordoned off while investigations are carried out into a fire that destroyed two shops. Seventy firefighters tackled the blaze that broke out at Levine's furniture store on Sunday afternoon and spread to the ...

Family escape from burning home in Calne

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  • October 3, 2011
A family managed to escape from their home after fire broke out in a first floor bedroom in Wiltshire. Firefighters were called to the semi-detached property in The Were, Calne, in the early hours of Monday. The occupants, including four children, ha...

Fire engines donated to West Bank

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  • October 3, 2011
A team of Scottish firefighters have left on a 2,500 mile journey to deliver two fire engines to Palestinians on the West Bank. The engines, which have been retired from service, have been bought by the Fire Brigades Union and will be given to the fi...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-15148778

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  • October 3, 2011
Two canoeists were rescued from a river near Stirling after becoming trapped on a concrete wall beside a weir. The men called for help after getting stuck on the River Teith near the Deanston Distillery, Doune. Two fire services, the police and a Roy...

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