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Blaze rips through roof of flats in Chippenham

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  • March 26, 2012
A building has lost part of its roof during a blaze which is being tackled by firefighters in Wiltshire. Five crews were called to a residential flat in Hungerdown Lane, Chippenham, shortly before 15:00 BST and remain on site dealing with the fire. T...

BMW recalls 1.3 million 5 and 6 series models worldwide

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  • March 26, 2012
German luxury carmaker BMW is recalling some 1.3 million cars worldwide because of potential battery problems that could, in extreme cases, result in a fire. The cars involved are 5 and 6 Series models built between 2003 and 2010. The company said i...

East Plean school blaze teen faces jail term

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  • March 26, 2012
A teenager who started a fire which caused millions of pounds worth of damage to a primary school has been told he could be sent to prison. Andrew Stretton, 18, used a lighter to set fire to a cardboard box in a wooden equipment shed next to the scho...

New Camborne fire station 'will improve service'

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  • March 26, 2012
A new community fire station proposed for the Camborne and Redruth area of Cornwall will improve services, fire bosses have said. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service wants to close its station in Redruth and build a new single hub to cover the town, as ...

Crews across Wales deal with grass fires after warm spell

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  • March 26, 2012
Firefighters are dealing with grass fires which have broken out in several areas of Wales. In north Wales, crews went to Dolgarrog Road, Conwy, as well as at Pwllheli and Barmouth in Gwynedd. Meanwhile in the south, crews attended at Clyne Woods, Swa...

Firefighters tackle numerous gorse fires in Cornwall

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  • March 26, 2012
Firefighters dealt with numerous gorse fires in Cornwall at the weekend. The biggest incident was on Sunday at Newmill, near Penzance, when more than 70 firefighters spent about 12 hours dealing with a fire on Treen Common. Crews were also called to ...

Crews tackle blaze at former Benburb Social Club in Govan

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  • March 26, 2012
Fire crews have put out a blaze at a former football social club on the south side of Glasgow. The fire broke out at the former social club of Benburb Football Club, on Craigton Road, Govan, at about 07:00. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue said the one-st...

Five rescued from St Ninians flat blaze

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  • March 26, 2012
Five people have been rescued after a fire broke out in a block of flats in Stirling. The blaze at Ivybank in St Ninians started at about 09:00 on Sunday in the common close of the flats on the ground floor. Firefighters used a ladder to rescue five ...

KinderKare nursery in Worcester closed after fire

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  • March 26, 2012
A Worcester children's nursery has been closed until further notice after its building was severely damaged in a blaze, the fire service said. About 50 firefighters were called to the KinderKare site off London Road on Sunday evening. A woman was res...

Ashdown Forest fire under investigation

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  • March 26, 2012
The cause of a fire which affected about 70 acres (28 hectares) in Ashdown Forest in East Sussex on Sunday is being investigated. At its height, more than 100 firefighters from stations across the county were on the scene tackling the blaze in the Ki...

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