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Car scrap scrap fire near Swansea Liberty Stadium out

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  • October 14, 2011
Firefighters say a large car scrap yard fire that caused disruption near Swansea's Liberty Stadium has been extinguished. Some properties were evacuated and Siloh Road and Neath Road shut to traffic. A workshop and four vehicles, including a forklift...

Rugby mobility scooter fire youth given hospital order

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  • October 14, 2011
A 17-year-old boy who started a fire in a sheltered housing complex in Rugby has been sentenced to a hospital order. The teenager, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to setting fire to a mobility scooter in Harold Cox Place on...

Bournemouth school evacuated over 'irritant'

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  • October 14, 2011
A school has been evacuated in Dorset due to the presence of a respiratory irritant, the fire service has said. About 420 children and 180 staff and adults were forced to leave Kings Park Primary School in Bournemouth after it was closed at lunchtime...

Large fire at Kidderminster industrial estate

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  • October 14, 2011
A large fire on an industrial estate in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, has been brought under control. Flames were seen coming from a fibreglass factory, on the Hoobrook Industrial Estate, at about 13:45 BST. A total of 10 fire crews along with polic...

Miner rescued after pit collapse in Neath Valley

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  • October 14, 2011
A miner has been rescued from a pit in the Neath Valley after he became trapped under rubble following a small roof collapse. He was brought to the surface at Unity Mine in Cwmgwrach near Glynneath by colleagues and the Mines Rescue Team. The man, 48...

Recycle plant fire burns for days in Burton Latimer

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  • October 14, 2011
Firefighters are expected to remain at the scene of a fire at a waste recycling plant in Northamptonshire for several days. The fire broke out on Sunday at Blackbridge Farm in Burton Latimer, just two weeks after a fire at the same site in September....

Asbestos found at disused factory fire in Plymouth

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  • October 14, 2011
Fire crews and a hazardous materials specialist have been called to a fire at a disused factory in Plymouth. Three fire appliances were called to the blaze in Cardinal Avenue, St Budeaux, at about 06:05 BST. A small fire was found on the ground floor...

Cumbria to join shared North West fire control centre

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  • October 14, 2011
Councillors in Cumbria have reaffirmed their support for a regional fire control centre for the North West. They have backed up a decision made in September, which was later reconsidered after Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service decided not to partici...

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