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Warning to avoid Oxfordshire's frozen ponds and lakes

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  • February 4, 2012
Firefighters have warned people to stay away from frozen ponds and lakes. The plea comes from Oxfordshire County Council's Fire and Rescue Service after after seven people and four dogs had to be rescued last winter. Stuart Garner from the service sa...

Husband charged with arson after Newtownabbey house fire

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  • February 4, 2012
A man who allegedly set fire to his Newtownabbey home has appeared in court charged with arson. Ian Charles Edgar, 58, from Sandyknowes Park, was charged with setting fire to the home he shares with his wife either through intention or recklessness. ...

Crediton residents to help fire cottage owners

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  • February 4, 2012
A collection has been started in a Devon town to help those who lost their homes in a devastating fire on Thursday. More than 100 firefighters tackled the blaze in six thatched cottages in Buller Court in Crediton. The people who lived in the area ar...

Firefighters tackle rural blazes

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  • February 4, 2012
Firefighters have been tackling two large blazes at rural properties in the Highlands and Aberdeenshire. In the first incident, a fire broke out at a remote house on the Ardnamurchan peninsula, shortly after 20:30 on Friday. Meanwhile, Grampian Fire ...

Mayfair fire tackled by more than 100 firefighters

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  • February 4, 2012
More than 100 firefighters and 20 fire engines have been sent to a large fire in a Grade-I listed building in central London. London Fire Brigade (LFB) said the blaze in a five-storey terraced house in Mayfair, which spread to the roof, was under con...

St Helier car workshop fire closes street

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  • February 4, 2012
Residents and businesses were led from a Jersey street after fire broke out in a car workshop. Firefighters tackled the blaze in Cheapside, St Helier, after it broke out at about 20:00 GMT on Friday. Elizabeth Place was closed for several hours while...

Trains cancelled after Portsmouth gas leak

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  • February 4, 2012
Dozens of homes were evacuated and trains cancelled because of a gas leak in Portsmouth. Rail services were cancelled between Fareham, Havant and Portsmouth Harbour, after a gas main close to the railway line was damaged. Hampshire police were alerte...

Students treated after chip pan fire at Edinburgh flats

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  • February 4, 2012
Two students have been treated for the effects of smoke after a fire at flats used as university accommodation in Edinburgh. Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue said emergency crews were called out at about 13:20 to the five-storey block in Nicolson ...

Cheshire pub arsonist sets fire to himself

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  • February 4, 2012
An arsonist who tried to torch a pub set himself on fire, CCTV footage released by Cheshire Fire Service has revealed. Michael Morgan, 33, of West Road, Congleton, was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment for reckless arson on 16 December 2011 at Ches...

Aberdeen flats fire treated as suspicious

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  • February 4, 2012
A fire at a block of flats in Aberdeen is being treated as suspicious. The incident happened on Gardner Crescent between 21:00 and 21:30 on Thursday. Grampian Police said four teenage boys seen in the area at the time of the fire were being sought. T...

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