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Wood chippings on fire in Meare, near Glastonbury

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  • November 27, 2011
More than 200 tonnes of wood chippings caught fire at an industrial unit in Meare near Glastonbury, Somerset. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said it was called on Sunday morning to an industrial unit on Ashcott Road. The chippings are bel...

St Leonards man arrested after fire at house

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  • November 27, 2011
A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of committing arson with intent to endanger life following a fire at a house in East Sussex. Police said emergency services were called to Bohemia Road, St Leonards, at about 02:00 GMT on Sunday follow...

Crews tackle Wokingham office block blaze

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  • November 27, 2011
Dozens of firefighters have been tackling a large fire at an office block in Berkshire. Crews were called at about 16:00 GMT on Saturday to Mulberry Business Park in Wokingham. Resident Robert Hughes said he could see the flames and smell burning pla...

MP objects to Queenborough fire station closure 'risk'

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  • November 27, 2011
A Kent MP is objecting to the closure of a fire station on the Isle of Sheppey, which he fears could put constituents at risk. Queenborough, which is manned by part-time firefighters, is one of eight Kent Fire and Rescue Service fire stations earmark...

Elderly woman dies after Rotherhithe tower block fire

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  • November 27, 2011
An elderly woman rescued from a burning flat in south-east London has died in hospital. The victim, suffering from smoke inhalation, went into cardiac arrest at the scene of the fire in Rotherhithe on Saturday morning. London Ambulance Service attemp...

Togo top footballers killed in bus crash

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  • November 27, 2011
Leading Togo football players were among at least six people killed when a bus plunged into a ravine and caught fire, officials have said. The accident happened 100 miles (160km) north of the capital, Lome, as the Etoile Filante [Shooting Star] team ...

Broadheath fatal house fire: Tracy Jones dies

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  • November 27, 2011
A woman whose home was believed to have been set alight by her former partner has died in hospital, police have said. Tracy Jones, 40, had been receiving treatment for severe burns caused by the fire in September at her Altrincham home, in which her ...

Elderly woman saved from Rotherhithe tower block fire

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  • November 27, 2011
An elderly woman has been rescued from her burning flat in the upper reaches of a tower block. Six fire engines and around 30 firefighters were called to Rotherhithe New Road, Rotherhithe, at about 09:50 GMT. The fire damaged part of a five-room flat...

Fire crews tackle blazing tyres at Llanduduno garage

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  • November 27, 2011
Fire crews dealt with a blaze involving 350 tyres in Llandudno, Conwy, early on Saturday. The blaze broke out at a commercial garage in Builder Street, shortly after 00:35 BST. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said three crews tackled the blaze wh...

Clothing and containers worth £43,000 destroyed in Derry arson

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  • November 27, 2011
Clothing and containers worth £43,000 have been destroyed in an arson attack in Londonderry. Three containers of clothing worth £13,000 were found on fire at about 23:30 GMT at the business premises in Springtown Industrial Estate on Friday...

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