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Three hurt after explosion and ammonia leak on Anglesey

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  • October 29, 2011
Three people have been taken to hospital after a minor explosion and a chemical leak on an industrial estate. North Wales firefighters were called at 14:23 BST on Saturday to deal with a fire in a refrigerator at an industrial unit at Lon Groes, Gaer...

Birmingham fire crews tackle Quality Hotel gas leak

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  • October 29, 2011
West Midlands fire crews have been tackling a suspected chlorine gas leak at a Birmingham hotel. The incident at the Quality Hotel, on Hagley Road in Edgbaston, was reported at about 14:30 BST. Station commander Dean Harris said the gas had been cont...

Stevenage family rescued after arson attack

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  • October 29, 2011
Firefighters have rescued a woman, two boys and a dog after an arson attack on a house in Hertfordshire. A man in his 40s managed to jump from a window of the maisonette in Plash Drive, Stevenage, and raise the alarm early on Friday. It is believed t...

Man and son rescued from smoke-filled Galashiels house

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  • October 29, 2011
A father and his young son have been rescued by police officers from a smoke-filled house in Galashiels in the Scottish borders. It is thought a fire broke out in the kitchen area of the house in Church Square in the town at about 01:30. Both the man...

Kent firefighters fit alarm but blaze teenager sleeps

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  • October 29, 2011
Firefighters fitted a smoke alarm in a Kent flat but were called back to find the occupant sleeping through a blaze. Fire teams fitted the alarm in the Folkestone flat on Tuesday after tackling a fire thought to have been caused by a discarded cigare...

Tree used to train firefighters in Oxfordshire

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  • October 29, 2011
Firefighters in Oxfordshire have been learning how to rescue people trapped in cars hit by falling trees. Officers used a diseased tree in Oxford to crush a car and then worked to release the trapped dummy casualties inside. Chris Barber, of Oxfordsh...

Fire crews tackle blaze at Ysgol Glanadda, Bangor

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  • October 29, 2011
North Wales fire crews have been fighting a blaze overnight at a junior school in Bangor. They were alerted at about 00:30 BST on Saturday to the fire at Ysgol Glanadda on Caernarfon Road. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service sent four pumps, one arie...

Mother saves family from fire in apartment block

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  • October 29, 2011
A mother of two has managed to save her children and her mother after a fire broke out in her block of flats in the US state of Georgia. Ashley Brown, 23 made the quick decision that the only way out was through their third floor window. Using a rope...

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