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Fire at Tilbury workshops: Exclusion zone taken down

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  • February 14, 2012
An exclusion zone put in place after a fire damaged car repair workshops and a warehouse in Essex has been taken down. Homes near the fire in Hume Avenue, Tilbury, were evacuated on Monday night and 60 people were taken to shelter. More than 75 firef...

Man's body found in Llangollen caravan fire

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  • February 14, 2012
A man has been found dead in a caravan after a fire in Denbighshire. Crews were called to a caravan park in Abbey Road, Llangollen, shortly after 23:00 GMT on Monday. The man, thought to be aged in his 40s, was discovered in the caravan, said North W...

Nine fire crews attend Limavady sawmill blaze

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  • February 14, 2012
The Fire and Rescue Service are still trying to establish what caused a fire at a sawmill in Limavady. Fire crews remain at the scene of the blaze, which broke out early on Monday at the sawmill and separate storage unit on the Edenmore Road. Nine ap...

Homes evacuated after scrapyard fire in Tilbury, Essex

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  • February 14, 2012
A fire has broken out at a scrapyard in Essex which has led to nearby homes being evacuated and a 200-metre exclusion zone set up around the site. More than 75 firefighters are tackling the blaze in Hume Avenue, Tilbury, which started at about 19:00 ...

Father and daughter saved from icy Long Mynd hill plunge

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  • February 14, 2012
A father and daughter were rescued from their van which was "dangerously" close to slipping off an icy road into a steep valley in Shropshire. The pair ignored a road closure sign on Burway Road over beauty spot Long Mynd on Saturday, police said. Th...

Sussex Police arrest woman over Crawley caravan fire

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  • February 14, 2012
An 18-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a caravan fire in West Sussex. Sussex Police said the caravan was set alight in Lambourne Close, Crawley, in the early hours of Sunday. Police arrested the woman on suspicion of arson...

Shropshire's fire authority votes for a council tax rise

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  • February 14, 2012
Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority has voted for a rise in council tax which it said will protect front line fire services. Council tax will go up by five pence a week for "the majority of households", said the authority. It warned that without the...

Car fire closes Nottingham's Trent Bridge

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  • February 14, 2012
A major road in Nottingham was closed to traffic after a car caught fire on it during rush hour. Trent Bridge was closed while a fire crew from West Bridgford tackled the blaze, which destroyed a blue Peugeot. Crews were called to the fire near the R...

Oxfordshire 12th Century church damaged by fire

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  • February 14, 2012
Fire crews worked for 12 hours to save a 900-year-old Oxfordshire church from going up in flames on Sunday. Firefighters were called to St Mary the Virgin Church in Charlbury at 12:00 GMT as plumes of thick smoke were coming from the church roof. The...

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