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Essex pensioner dies in coal fire smoke

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  • October 21, 2011
A 96-year-old woman from Essex died when her house was filled with coal fire smoke which could not escape through the blocked chimney. Ambulance crews had arrived to treat the woman when they found the house at The Street, Terling, was full of smoke....

Fire crews tackle blaze in Miles Platting

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  • October 21, 2011
More than 50 firefighters have brought a blaze "under control" at a commercial building in Greater Manchester. Crews were called to a property at the junction of Oldham Road and Varley Street in Miles Platting, after reports that two of its floors we...

Youths rescued from Ammanford quarry by RAF helicopter

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  • October 21, 2011
Two youths have been rescued by the crew of an RAF helicopter after getting stuck on a quarry face in Carmarthenshire. Four fire crews and a rope rescue team were called to Pantllyn Quarry, Llandybie at 14:36 BST. The two youths were eventually rescu...

Swinley Forest fire to help train crews

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  • October 21, 2011
Experiences from firefighters who tackled Berkshire's biggest ever forest blaze are to be used to help train crews across Europe. It took firefighters from five counties a week to get the Swinley Forest fire near Bracknell under control in May. A com...

Aintree pub arson: Six people charged after fires

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  • October 21, 2011
Six people have been charged over a series of arson attacks on a pub at the edge of Aintree racecourse. The Blue Anchor, in School Lane, Aintree, was hit by fire four times between March and July 2010. Merseyside Police said five men and one woman ha...

Shops urged put temporary age limit on matches sale

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  • October 21, 2011
Shops in South Yorkshire are being asked not to sell matches or lighters to people under 18 in the run-up to Halloween and Bonfire Night. The police and fire service are running the Strike It Out campaign in an effort to reduce arson-related fires. S...

Isobel Dobson funeral after Wragby farm fire

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  • October 21, 2011
The funeral is due to take place later of a two-year-old girl who died after being trapped in a burning van during a fire at a farm in West Yorkshire. Isobel Dobson, of Hemsworth, died in the blaze at Hessle Farm in Wragby, near Wakefield, on 30 Sept...

Hereford's fire-damaged shops 'to open in 2012'

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  • October 21, 2011
Shops destroyed by a huge fire in Hereford city centre last year are not expected to reopen until 2012. More than 100 firefighters tackled the blaze in High Town last October and some buildings remain boarded up a year on. Architect Chris Woodall, wo...

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