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Firework may have sparked blaze at Shoreham flat

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  • November 6, 2011
A stray firework is believed to be the possible cause of a fire in a block of flats in West Sussex on bonfire night. West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called to the blaze in a first floor flat at Rosslyn Court in Rosslyn Road, Shoreham, at abou...

Fifty offered shelter after Deptford tower block fire

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  • November 6, 2011
Fifty people are being offered shelter in a community centre in south London after a fire in a 17-storey tower block. Three adults and two children were rescued from the Mermaid Tower in Abinger Grove, Deptford, and a seventh-floor flat was damaged. ...

M5 crash: Firework display is 'major line of inquiry'

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  • November 6, 2011
Police probing the M5 crash which killed seven people have said a firework display next to the road is the "major line of inquiry". Assistant Chief Constable Anthony Bangham, of Avon and Somerset Police, said he was focusing on the event held on Frid...

Dorset's Farmer Palmer's Farm Park hit by fire

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  • November 6, 2011
More than 30 firefighters have tackled a large fire at a popular visitor attraction in Dorset. The fire began in several buildings at Farmer Palmer's Farm Park near Poole, destroying a Santa's Grotto. A large amount of straw and timber acted as fuel ...

Lewes bonfire sees dozens injured in firework accidents

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  • November 6, 2011
Ambulance workers treated 170 people, with 22 being taken to hospital, as more than 60,000 people took to the streets of Lewes for bonfire night. South East Coast Ambulance Service and St John Ambulance said most were relatively minor injuries but tw...

Woman dies in Castlereagh Place, east Belfast fire

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  • November 6, 2011
A 55-year-old woman has died in a house fire in east Belfast. The blaze broke out at the property on Castlereagh Place off the Woodstock Road on Saturday night. A neighbour who noticed smoke coming from the house alerted the Fire Service. Firefighter...

China mine accident: Dozens of miners pulled out alive

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  • November 6, 2011
Emergency teams in central China have rescued the remaining 45 miners who were trapped underground following a cave-in. Chinese media say they were trapped for 36 hours in the Qianqiu colliery in the city of Sanmenxia in Henan province. Eight miners ...

Arthur's Seat fire: Crews tackle Bonfire Night blaze

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  • November 6, 2011
Firefighters were called to tackle a large blaze on Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh on Bonfire Night. Lothian and Borders Fire Service said 300m by 100m of gorse was alight and some areas were smouldering to the south near St Anthony's Chapel. Fire crews ...

London Fire Brigade takes dozens of Bonfire Night calls

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  • November 6, 2011
London Fire Brigade (LFB) has said it dealt with dozens of emergency Bonfire Night callouts across the capital. Crews were sent to a total of 114 out-of-control fires between 16:00 GMT and midnight. LFB said that during this time a total of 528 peopl...

Police search for man after Netherfield arson

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  • November 6, 2011
Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to trace after an arson attack on a warehouse in Nottingham. Significant damage was caused to the building off Church Street in Netherfield on 20 October. A man was seen getting out of a taxi in Mo...

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