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Alert after Forth pipeline leak

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  • November 14, 2011
Emergency services are tackling a leak from a pipe linked to an oil handling facility on the Firth of Forth. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) said the pipe carried "ballast water" from BP's Hound Point terminal to tanks at nearby Dal...

Hampshire thatched cottage ravaged by fire

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  • November 14, 2011
More than 50 firefighters were called to tackle a blaze at a thatched cottage in Hampshire. Flames had engulfed the roof of the two-storey home in South Lane, Buriton, near Petersfield, on Sunday night. The occupants managed to flee unhurt before eig...

Car and van on fire and chemical spill at Pontblyddyn

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  • November 14, 2011
Two vehicles have caught fire after colliding at Pontblyddyn in Flintshire, which also led to a chemical spilling from one. The A541 to Corwen near Mold was closed shortly before 11:30 GMT on Monday after the collision, which involved a van and a car...

Two million litres of water used to extinguish Burton Latimer fire

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  • November 14, 2011
A month-long fire at a recycling plant in Burton Latimer absorbed two million litres of water before it was extinguished, firefighters have estimated. Water pumps were in constant use at the site between 9 October and 9 November. Station manager Warr...

Five escape from city flats fires in Dundee

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  • November 14, 2011
Five people were "lucky" to escape two separate flat fires in Dundee, the fire service has said. Both the blazes were caused by clothes catching fire after being placed too close to electric bar heaters. Tayside Fire and Rescue said two people were t...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-15720166

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  • November 14, 2011
Two men have been arrested in connection with a suspicious flat fire in Edinburgh which left nine people in hospital. Emergency services were called to a well-developed blaze in a ground floor tenement flat in Tarvit Street, Tollcross, at about 02:35...

Investigation into Polperro flats fire

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  • November 14, 2011
Fire investigators will start trying to find the cause of a fierce blaze that swept through a block of flats in Polperro in south east Cornwall. More than 50 firefighters tackled the blaze on Talland Hill on Saturday afternoon, amid fears people were...

Man dies from suspected heart attack after car fire

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  • November 14, 2011
A man has died from a suspected heart attack after discovering a neighbour's car alight in West Lothian. Firefighters were called to Breich at 20:30 on Sunday after reports that a car was on fire in a driveway. As fire crews arrived, a 69-year-old ma...

Woman homeless after Essex house fire

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  • November 14, 2011
A woman in her 60s has been made homeless after a fire damaged the first floor of the semi-detached house where she lived in Essex. She also suffered burns and the effects of smoke inhalation during the fire at Queens Gardens in Panfield, Braintree. ...

Man dies from suspected heart attack after car fire

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  • November 14, 2011
A man has died from a suspected heart attack after discovering a neighbour's car alight in West Lothian. Firefighters were called to Breich at 20:30 on Sunday after reports that a car was on fire in a driveway. As fire crews arrived, a 69-year-old ma...

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