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Isle of Man fireworks warning ahead of bonfire night

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  • October 23, 2011
Isle of Man police, fire service and Office of Fair Trading are urging people to take care with fireworks in the run up to bonfire night. The three groups have joined together in a campaign to urge young people and their parents to: "Be safe not sorr...

Motorist rescued after ravine plunge at Beddgelert

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  • October 23, 2011
A woman has been rescued from her car after it plunged 20m (65ft) down a ravine in Gwynedd. A mountain rescue team helped fire-fighters reach the woman after the crash on the A4085 near Beddgelert. North Wales Fire Service's rope rescue team and moun...

Elderly man dies in Peacehaven fire

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  • October 23, 2011
A man in his 70s has died in a fire at a property in East Sussex. Firefighters were called to the property in Firle Road, Peacehaven, at about 12:30 BST on Saturday. The man is thought to have died from serious burns. No-one else was injured. Police ...

Fire crews tackle Alum Rock 'deliberate' fire

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  • October 23, 2011
A shop has been badly damaged in what West Midlands Fire and Rescue said was a deliberate fire. The shop, in a row of five on Alum Rock Road, Birmingham, was set alight during Saturday evening. Up to 40 firefighters were called to the scene as flames...

Sixteen taken from fire at flats

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  • October 23, 2011
Sixteen people were taken from a block of flats in Edinburgh after a fire in the building. One person was treated for smoke inhalation and a pet cat died in the blaze in the Piershill Square East tenements. Firefighters were called to the fire shortl...

'Accidental' Dorset fire destroys heathland

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  • October 23, 2011
About 200 sqm (2,150 sqft) of heathland has been destroyed in a fire in Dorset. The blaze, thought to have been started accidentally, broke out near Puddletown Road in Bere Regis at about 19:15 BST on Saturday night. Twenty firefighters managed to ge...

Southampton flats evacuated over roof blaze

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  • October 23, 2011
A small block of flats in Southampton had to be evacuated when a fire broke out in the roof space. Emergency crews were called to the four-storey building in Ordnance Road, off London Road, just after 07:00 BST. No-one was injured and about 20 reside...

Leicestershire farm fire wrecks four buildings

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  • October 23, 2011
Dozens of firefighters have tackled a blaze which has destroyed four barns and machinery at a Leicestershire farm. Crews were first called to Lindridge Lane in Desford at about 23:00 BST on Saturday. More support was called when it was discovered mor...

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