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South Wales firemen Jamie Windsor and John Haskell finish Atlantic row

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  • January 20, 2012
Two firefighters have rowed more than 2,500 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, 45 days after setting out. Jamie Windsor and John Haskell, from Cardiff, reached Barbados on Friday after leaving the Canary Islands. The pair said completing the journey wa...

Firefighter warehouse deaths: Warwickshire council admits safety lapse

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  • January 20, 2012
A council has pleaded guilty to a health and safety charge over the deaths of four firefighters killed in a warehouse blaze in Warwickshire. The bodies of Ashley Stephens, 20, John Averis, 27, and Darren Yates-Badley, 24, were found in the burnt fact...

Tanker driver arrested after Dorset bungalow crash

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  • January 20, 2012
The driver of a fuel tanker which crashed into a bungalow in Dorset, setting it on fire, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Police said the 51-year-old man from Yeovil was believed to be known to the occupant of the property. The wom...

Barn at farm in Storridge destroyed in fire

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  • January 20, 2012
A barn in Worcestershire was destroyed by a fire in the early hours. Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service was called to a farm in Storridge, near Malvern, at about 00:20 GMT. Crews from Malvern and Evesham attended the scene. Fire officers ...

Totton industrial fire spotted by police officers

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  • January 20, 2012
About 60 firefighters have tackled a large blaze in Hampshire after police officers spotted smoke rising from an industrial unit while on patrol. They raised the alarm at about 01:30 GMT and fire crews were called to Calmore Industrial Estate in Tott...

Marnhull house burned in suspected arson

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  • January 20, 2012
A fire at a house in Dorset is believed to have been started deliberately. Fire crews were called to the property in New Street, Marnhull, near Sturminster Newton early on Friday. A Dorset Police spokesman said the fire, which started in the entrance...

Three hurt in crash at Bettws Cedewain, near Newtown

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  • January 20, 2012
Three people have been taken to hospital after a two-car collision in Powys. Firefighters had to cut a man from one of the vehicles involved in the incident on the B4389 at Bettws Cedewain near Newtown. Two crews from Newtown were called to the scene...

Nevada firefighters contain major brush fire

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  • January 20, 2012
Firefighters in the US state of Nevada say they have stopped a brush fire which was threatening the city of Reno. They say the fast-moving blaze was contained before it reached a school in the south of the city. The fire has already gutted several ho...

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