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Injured teen girl rescued from mountain near Abertillery

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  • February 29, 2012
An injured teenage girl had to be rescued by firefighters from a mountainside in Blaenau Gwent. Crews from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to the Cock and Chick Mountain Cwmtillery, near Abertillery at 20:20 on Tuesday. It is not know...

Man trapped at Inverclyde engineering plant

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  • February 29, 2012
Firefighters have rescued a man who became trapped under machinery at Devol Engineering in Clarence Street, Greenock. The emergency services were alerted at 13:00 on Tuesday. A senior fire officer described the situation as "dangerous" and worked wit...

Haverhill fire's dirty water poses pollution risk

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  • February 29, 2012
Water which may be contaminated after firefighting operations at a Suffolk waste plant is being collected to stop it getting into the environment. The fire started inside the WRG waste transfer station warehouse on the Homefield Road Industrial Estat...

Sussex fire crews tackle blaze in 'Winnie the Pooh' wood

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  • February 29, 2012
Fire crews in Sussex have been tackling a blaze in woodland made famous by AA Milne's Winnie the Pooh. The fire in Ashdown Forest was discovered at about 10:20 GMT after controlled burning spread to nearby gorse and undergrowth. Around 25 firefighter...

China chemical plant blast leaves 12 dead, many injured

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  • February 28, 2012
An explosion at a pharmaceutical factory in northern China has killed at least 12 people, local government officials said. Part of the plant was flattened by the blast and witnesses said houses within a 2km diameter had windows smashed. Police believ...

Tilbury power station blaze investigated

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  • February 28, 2012
Investigations are continuing into what caused a fire which engulfed a power station in Essex. More than 120 firefighters were called to Tilbury power station on Monday morning after a blaze started in a storage area containing about 4,000 tonnes of ...

Italian cruise ship adrift off Seychelles taken in tow

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  • February 28, 2012
An Italian cruise ship left adrift in the Indian Ocean with more than 1,000 people on board following a power failure, has been taken in tow. A French fishing vessel is taking the Costa Allegra to a nearby island where passengers will be disembarked ...

Man's body found after Weymouth flat fire

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  • February 27, 2012
A body has been found after a "serious" fire at a ground floor flat, Dorset Police have said. A cordon was placed around the house in Park Street, Weymouth and door-to-door inquiries have been made. The body is believed to be that of a 62-year-old We...

Tilbury power station blaze under control

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  • February 27, 2012
A huge blaze which engulfed a power station at Tilbury in Essex has been brought under control, firefighters say. More than 120 firefighters tackled the blaze, which started in a storage area containing about 4,000 tonnes of wood pellets at about 07:...

Cruise ship Costa Allegra adrift off Seychelles

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  • February 27, 2012
An Italian cruise ship with more than 1,000 people on board is without power in the Indian Ocean following a fire. No one has been injured. The Costa Allegra is adrift in the dark more than 200 miles southwest of the Seychelles, near Alphonse Island....

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