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Crews tackle Mynydd Cilgwyn mountain gorse fire

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  • November 15, 2011
Three fire crews have tackled a large gorse fire on a mountainside in Gwynedd. North Wales Fire and Rescue service said around 16 fire-fighters dealt with the blaze at Mynydd Cilgwyn, near Penygroes. Some people living in Carmel feared strong winds i...

Shropshire sisters count cost of house fire

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  • November 15, 2011
Retired schoolteacher Margaret Leverett is facing about four months in rented accommodation following a fire at the house where she has lived all her life. Ms Leverett, 63, and her sister, Anne Hopcroft, 65, had a "very lucky escape" after the midnig...

Humberside fire crews practise 'difficult major rescues'

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  • November 15, 2011
Firefighters from Humberside have been given extra training in how to perform difficult major rescues. Crews from Immingham practised cliff fall and mud flat rescues in a series of mocked-up scenarios near Scunthorpe. Nick Granger of Humberside Fire ...

Scottish Power's £10K reward over Glasgow fire blackout

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  • November 15, 2011
A £10,000 reward is being offered after a deliberate fire in Glasgow closed the M8 for several hours last week and left thousands of homes without electricity. Scottish Power said it hoped the cash would help the police probe into the blaze at a...

Galashiels man in hospital after flat fire

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  • November 15, 2011
A man is in hospital suffering from severe smoke inhalation and burns after a flat fire in the Borders. Firefighters were called to Langlee Drive in Galashiels shortly before 23:00 on Monday to discover the living room of a first-floor property ablaz...

Woman rescued from burning flats in Coventry

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  • November 15, 2011
An elderly woman was rescued from an upstairs window at a burning block of flats in Coventry on Monday night. The upper floor of the property in Weymouth Close, Willenhall, was severely damaged by fire at 23:30 GMT. A woman was rescued using an exten...

Smoke alarm plea after death of Mark Rivers in Brighton

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  • November 15, 2011
A woman whose brother died in a house fire has urged people to make sure they have a working smoke alarm fitted. Mark Rivers, 51, was found in his flat in Bristol Gardens, Kemptown, on 6 November. It is believed he died from the effects of smoke inha...

Farnham teenager arrested over hoax death call in Surrey

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  • November 15, 2011
A 15-year-old boy from Surrey has been arrested on suspicion of making a hoax call claiming a woman had died after falling down the stairs. Surrey Police are investigating whether the incident is linked to other hoax calls made in the Farnham area. L...

Jetski store fire explosion worry

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  • November 15, 2011
A supermarket was evacuated and a section of railway line was closed as firefighters tackled a blaze at a jetski service centre in Ayrshire. Fire crews found a "well developed fire" when they arrived at Jetski Ecosse in Irvine at 18:30. Inside they d...

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