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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...

Reward offered after 'arson attack' on Telford building

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  • October 28, 2011
The developers of a building in Telford which was badly damaged by fire believe the blaze was the work of vandals. Hama Investments, which owns the building in Oakengates, is offering a £5,000 reward for information about Thursday's fire at the ...

Canal death girl Sara Rylance 'tried to save friend'

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  • October 28, 2011
The family of one of the teenagers who died after falling into a Smethwick canal said their daughter entered the water to try to save her friend. Sara Rylance and Fayz Uddin, 18, were pulled unconscious from Smethwick Locks in the West Midlands on 26...

Two teenage boys arrested over house fire in Dartford

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  • October 28, 2011
Two teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of arson and burglary following a house fire in Dartford. Police were called by Kent Fire and Rescue Service at around 16:30 BST on Thursday to the fire, in Elm Road, which is believed to have started ...

Wrotham shop blaze 'started deliberately'

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  • October 28, 2011
Detectives are treating a fire which started in an property above a Kent shop as arson. Kent Police said the blaze at the address in Wrotham Road, Gravesend, at about 21.20 BST on Wednesday caused "considerable damage". They think it was started deli...

Highlands emergency group launches social media service

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  • October 28, 2011
A system to provide information to the public through social media during a major incident in the Highlands and Islands has been launched. The group responsible for public safety during a crisis has created new Facebook and Twitter pages. The Highlan...

Fire crews free would-be burglar in Brighton

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  • October 28, 2011
A suspected burglar in Brighton had to be freed by fire crews after he became stuck on a rooftop while trying to flee police. Officers were called to reports of two men acting suspiciously in car parks in Rock Place at about 03.15 BST. As the men fle...

Fire at Essex garage forces 100 people from homes

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  • October 28, 2011
Up to 100 people have been forced to leave their homes in Rayleigh, Essex, following a fire in a garage containing acetylene cylinders. Firefighters were called to the garage in Bull Lane at 08:10 BST. An exclusion zone has been set up around the sit...

Call for ban on Chinese lanterns in the New Forest

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  • October 28, 2011
A number of New Forest organisations have called for a ban on releasing Chinese lanterns to protect wildlife and smallholdings. The Forestry Commission, the New Forest Equestrian Association, and the New Forest Equine Forum want the lanterns banned a...

Charing Cross fire disrupts Tube services

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  • October 28, 2011
Rush hour services on the London Underground were severely disrupted after a fire at a Tube station. Cables were damaged in the fire in a signal room at Charing Cross station just after 03:30 BST, London Fire Brigade (LFB) said. Contractors carrying ...

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