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A Burmese refugee camp in Thailand is ravaged by fire

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  • February 24, 2012
A fire has broken out at a Burmese refugee camp in Thailand, resulting in the destruction of hundreds of homes. Up to half of the Umpiem Mai camp, located in the western Tak province, has been destroyed by the blaze. The fire also destroyed three mos...

Homes evacuated after Ashgill school fire

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  • February 24, 2012
Several homes were evacuated after a fire broke out in a derelict school building. Firefighters were called to the old Dalserf Primary School in Ashgill, South Lanarkshire, at 02:10. Nearby residents were told to leave their homes because of the risk...

Llanelli Asda fire: Teenager arrested after store blaze

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  • February 24, 2012
An 18-year-old man has been arrested after a fire at an Asda supermarket in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. The fire broke out on Wednesday evening and about 60 customers and 25 staff had to be evacuated from the building. Firefighters were called to the ...

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 ...

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