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Man burnt in explosion at fuel station demolition in Dorset

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  • March 13, 2012
A man has suffered burns to his face and chest in an explosion at a former petrol station in a Dorset village. The man was thought to have been working at the demolition site in Iwerne Minster, near Blandford, at about 15:20 GMT. He was taken to Sali...

Crews tackle large rubbish fire in Edinburgh

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  • March 13, 2012
Firefighters have tackled a blaze which ripped through a large pile of rubbish, sending thick black smoke into the skies above Edinburgh. Locals reported seeing the plume from the fire, just off Bath Road in Leith, from miles around. Lothian and Bord...

Fire engine in head-on crash in Berkshire

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  • March 13, 2012
A fire engine in Berkshire has been put out of action after being involved in a head on collision with a car. Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service's Newbury appliance collided with the vehicle in Wantage Road, Donnington, at about 12:30 GMT. The f...

'Progress' at Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service

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  • March 13, 2012
A fire service criticised for how it was run and the level of training for its crews has made significant progress, a senior officers has said. In a report published last week, the Accounts Commission said it had serious concerns about Highlands and ...

Hereford and Worcester Fire Service in major incident training

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  • March 13, 2012
Amputee actors will be taking part in a major incident training exercise organised by Hereford and Worcester Fire Service. Art and design students will also be acting as casualties, using make-up for injuries, at the exercise being held this weekend ...

Woman hurt in University of Sussex campus flats fire

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  • March 13, 2012
A 20-year-old woman was treated by paramedic and 50 students had to be evacuated following a fire at University of Sussex accommodation. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said the student suffered smoke inhalation when she tried to put out a chip p...

Exploding cream cartons cause delays on A75 near Castle Douglas

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  • March 13, 2012
Hot milk and exploding cream cartons caused road delays after a lorry caught fire in Dumfries and Galloway. The incident took place on the A75 on Tuesday morning. The lorry's trailer, loaded with milk and pressurised cream containers, had been on fir...

Woman dies in fire at house in Linseys Hill in Armagh

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  • March 13, 2012
A 78-year-old woman has died following a house fire in Armagh. The blaze broke out in the property in Linseys Hill shortly after 07:40am GMT on Tuesday. She was the only occupant in the house at the time of the fire. Police are investigating the circ...

One dead after Drover's Inn caravan blaze

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  • March 13, 2012
One person has died after a caravan in the grounds of a pub near Loch Lomond caught fire. Emergency services were called to the scene at the Drovers Inn pub, near Inverarnan at about 04:00. At one point, about 30 firefighters were involved in tacklin...

Smethwick High Street reopens after building fire

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  • March 13, 2012
A street has reopened to traffic in a Black Country town after a building fire. High Street, in Smethwick was closed in both directions due to the blaze between Stony Lane and Dibble Road. Emergency services were called to the scene involving a boile...

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