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Spark starts fire at Raj Indian restaurant in Flint

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  • January 1, 2012
A spark is believed to have caused a blaze in an Indian restaurant in Flint, say North Wales Fire and Rescue Service. Firefighters were called to the Raj restaurant and takeaway in Chester Street just before 15:00 GMT on Saturday. It is believed the ...

Pembroke Dock new year firework sparks blaze in three homes

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  • January 1, 2012
Investigators say a New Year's Eve firework is probably responsible for a blaze that spread to three houses at Pembroke Dock in Pembrokeshire. Twenty-five firefighters spent more than two hours tackling the blaze after they were called to Wellington ...

Los Angeles on alert after spate of arson attacks

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  • January 1, 2012
Hundreds of extra firefighters took to the streets of Los Angeles on New Year's Eve following a spate of arson attacks across the city. Some 35 fires have been started since Thursday, mainly in vehicles parked outside homes. The former Hollywood Hill...

Arson alert in Los Angeles after attacks

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  • January 1, 2012
Police and the fire department in Los Angeles are on high alert as a spate of arson attacks. Dozens of fires have swept through parts of Hollywood since Thursday. Authorities say the fires are among the worst arson attacks in recent memory. Anne-Mari...

Chile detains tourist suspected of causing park fire

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  • January 1, 2012
Officials in Chile say they have detained an Israeli tourist they suspect of having caused a forest fire in a nature reserve in Patagonia. An expanse of pristine forest 110 sq km (27,000 acres) large has already burned in the Torres del Paine nationa...

Car drops on to railway line in front of steam train

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  • January 1, 2012
Three people have escaped from a car after it crashed on a railway bridge and fell in front of a steam train travelling on the track below. The car dropped 6m (20ft) on to the railway line in Southam, Cheltenham, at 13:30 GMT on Saturday after a coll...

Wellingborough flats cleared in kebab shop fire

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  • January 1, 2012
Six people were led to safety from flats in Northamptonshire after fire broke out in a kebab shop below. At least 20 firefighters were called to reports of smoke coming from Delight Kebab in Silver Street, Wellingborough, at 05:20 GMT. The shop was g...

Bridgend CID probe suspicious flat fire in Ogmore Vale

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  • January 1, 2012
South Wales Police are investigating a suspicious fire which badly damaged a flat in Ogmore Vale, in Bridgend county The fire broke out at about 02:15 GMT on Saturday at the Gorwyl flats. The ground floor property was extensively damaged. Police beli...

Oxfordshire firefighters on recruitment drive

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  • January 1, 2012
Oxfordshire's firefighters are to visit towns in the South and Vale area of the county to encourage people to become retained firefighters. Crews will visit Thame, Henley and Faringdon in January to hand out leaflets and invite people to apply. Offic...

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