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Basingstoke gas blast residents spend night away from home

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  • February 6, 2012
Residents from 20 homes spent the night in temporary accommodation after a gas leak and explosion at Hampshire house which left a woman with burns. The blast on Sunday morning sparked a flash fire at the terraced property in Abbey Road, Basingstoke. ...

Three rescued from fires in Fort William and Castletown

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  • February 6, 2012
Three people have been taken to hospital following two early morning fires in the Highlands. In the first incident, a woman and a child were rescued from a third-floor flat in Fort William. Firefighters used a ladder to reach the two people. Emergenc...

Humberside Fire Service to fit fire sprinklers in homes

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  • February 6, 2012
A fire service has started a trial of fire sprinkler systems in the homes of vulnerable people. Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is fitting fire suppression systems in the houses of some elderly and disabled people identified as being unable to esc...

Woman hurt in Basingstoke gas leak explosion

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  • February 6, 2012
A woman has been hurt in an explosion at her Hampshire home after a gas leak. The blast sparked a flash fire at the property in Abbey Road, Basingstoke, at about 09:30 GMT and 20 neighbouring homes have been evacuated. The woman was taken to hospital...

Crews tackle tyre fire at Hollins Hill in Baildon

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  • February 6, 2012
Firefighters have been tackling a burning pile of 7,000 tyres in West Yorkshire. The fire service was called shortly after 23:30 GMT on Sunday to a building in Hollins Hill, Baildon. Four appliances from across West Yorkshire Fire service are at the ...

Neighbour rescues elderly resident from chip pan fire

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  • February 6, 2012
An elderly resident needed treatment for smoke inhalation after being rescued by a neighbour following a chip pan fire in an Isle of Man flat. Firefighters were called to a kitchen fire in Cushag Road, Douglas at about 18:15 GMT on Saturday. The fire...

Nottinghamshire couple give electric blanket warning

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  • February 6, 2012
An elderly couple from Nottinghamshire have urged people to replace their old electric blankets after their house burnt down in February 2011. Sidney Warden and his wife Teresa, from Carlton in Lindrick, said they lost everything in the fire but hope...

Fishleigh cottage fire tackled by eight crews

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  • February 6, 2012
Emergency services from across Devon spent five hours dealing with a fire at a thatched cottage near Hatherleigh on Saturday evening. Eight fire engines from seven different locations, including Appledore, Okehampton, Bideford and Torrington, tackled...

Keighley gas blast homes evacuated

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  • February 6, 2012
Ten homes have been evacuated after a gas explosion at a house in Keighley which left two people injured. More than 20 firefighters were called to the incident in Brook Row in the Oakworth area of the town on Saturday night. Fire crews remain at the ...

Large fire at Norton Scrap Yard in Liverpool

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  • February 6, 2012
Firefighters in Liverpool have been tackling a large blaze at a scrap metal yard close to the city's docks. Twelve fire appliances and about 50 firefighters attended the blaze at Norton Scrap Yard, which broke out at about 19:00 GMT on Saturday. The ...

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