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Asda in Llanelli evacuates 85 people after 'substantial fire'

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  • February 23, 2012
About 85 people have been evacuated from a supermarket after a blaze described by firefighters as substantial. Some 60 customers and 25 staff were told to leave the Asda store in Llanelli at 20:15 GMT on Wednesday. The fire started in a food aisle in...

Firefighters' key Fukushima mission

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  • February 23, 2012
One of the key tasks in preventing the risk of nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power station in Japan a year ago, was carried out by a team of Tokyo firefighters. In dangerous radiation levels, the men all over 40, had just 60 minutes to la...

Llanelli Asda fire tackled by six fire crews

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  • February 23, 2012
Fire fighters have been tackling what they describe as a substantial fire at the Asda superstore in Llanelli. Mid and West Wales Fire Service said the building in Murray Street was smoke logged when six fire crews arrived shortly after 20:15 GMT. Cre...

Bolton man 'very lucky' to escape arson attack on home

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  • February 23, 2012
A "very lucky" man escaped without injury after petrol was poured through the door of a Greater Manchester house and set alight, police said. The attack on the property in Centenary Court, Bolton, happened around 23:20 GMT on Tuesday. Police said the...

Sussex Police: Fatal Herstmonceux house fire 'not suspicious'

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  • February 23, 2012
An elderly woman has died in a fire at a house in East Sussex. Fire crews rescued the woman from the property in West End, Herstmonceux, shortly after 14:00 GMT, but she was declared dead at the scene. Sussex Police said the fire was not being treate...

Crews tackle blaze at Chilton timber pile

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  • February 23, 2012
Five hundred tonnes of recycled timber is on fire at a farm in Oxfordshire. Crews were called to Prospect Farm at Chilton, near Didcot, early on Wednesday where the wood was being stored for biofuel. Officers spent the day trying to stop the flames f...

Bangor arson - teenagers arrested

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  • February 23, 2012
Two 16-year-old boys have been arrested in connection with a number of arson attacks in the Bangor area. They include an incident on Tuesday night at Victoria Road in the town. A number of residents had to be moved from their homes after an oil tank ...

Chevron Nigeria gas well fire 'may burn for months'

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  • February 23, 2012
A gas-fuelled fire, with flames as high as 5m, may burn for months in waters off the Niger Delta in south-east Nigeria, Chevron has told the BBC. Two workers died after January's explosion at the KS Endeavour exploration rig, owned by the US firm. Fr...

Fire in old Angel Hotel in Northampton was accidental

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  • February 23, 2012
A fire that gutted a Grade II listed building housing a bar in Northampton started accidentally on the roof, investigators believe. An inquiry found the fire at the former Angel hotel, in Bridge Street, on 1 January was probably caused during work on...

Fox's Biscuits factory explosion leaves six in hospital

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  • February 23, 2012
Six people were taken to hospital when a diesel storage tank exploded at a West Yorkshire biscuit factory. The incident happened at the Fox's Biscuits plant, Batley, at about 10:45 GMT as the tank was being drained and cleaned, the company said. One ...

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