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Firefighters tackle grass blaze at Finzean near Banchory

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  • March 30, 2012
A large grass fire has raged for more than four hours near Banchory in Aberdeenshire. More than 50 firefighters and 30 estate workers from the Finzean area tackled the blaze, which began at about 15:30. It was out by about 20:00. At one stage the fla...

M4 reopens near Bridgend after three cars in collision

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  • March 30, 2012
The M4 has reopened after three cars, one towing a caravan, crashed near Bridgend. One of the cars overturned and two people were taken to hospital by ambulance. A third was airlifted to hospital but their injuries are not thought to be life threaten...

Car fires: Wrexham has half north Wales total so far in 2012

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  • March 30, 2012
Half of all deliberate car fires in north Wales this year have been in Wrexham county, according to firefighters. Of the 42 deliberate car fires across the region so far in 2012, 21 were in Wrexham, including eight this week. Some have been started o...

Swiss landslide buries bus and car in Graubunden canton

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  • March 30, 2012
A landslide in eastern Switzerland has buried a bus and a car, killing the driver of the car, Swiss media reports say. The accident happened early on Friday afternoon in Graubunden canton, near the border with Austria. Ambulances, fire crews and resc...

Second man arrested after Telford car fires

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  • March 30, 2012
A second man has been arrested in connection with a series of suspected arson attacks on cars in Shropshire. Fire crews were called to deal with five fires in Leegomery, Telford, at about 00:05 BST, having already dealt with seven incidents on Wednes...

Diane Hill seriously burned pouring petrol in kitchen

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  • March 30, 2012
A woman suffered 40% burns when petrol ignited as she was decanting it in her kitchen in York with the cooker on. Diane Hill, 46, was pouring petrol into a glass jug at her home in Moorgate, Acomb, on Thursday evening after her daughter's car ran out...

Boy rescued from Stoke-on-Trent derelict property

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  • March 30, 2012
A 12-year-old boy has been rescued from a derelict property in Stoke-on-Trent. The child became trapped on the first floor of the property on Goldenhill Road after stairs collapsed. A friend, also believed to be the same age, called Staffordshire Fir...

Driver dies after three-lorry crash on A40 at St Clears, Carmarthenshire

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  • March 30, 2012
A 25-year-old lorry driver has died after a crash which closed the A40 in both directions at St Clears, Carmarthenshire. The fire Service said one driver had been "severely trapped" after the crash involving three lorries at Pengawse Hill at 05:40 BS...

Homes evacuated due to heath fire near Beauly

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  • March 30, 2012
A number of homes in the Highlands had to be evacuated as firefighters fought a wildfire that was spreading towards them. The blaze, at Aigas, near Beauly, broke out just after 21:00 on Thursday. Firefighters from Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescu...

Honduras San Pedro Sula prison unrest and fire kill 13

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  • March 30, 2012
At least 13 people have died in unrest at a prison in Honduras, officials say. They said inmates began fighting among themselves at the San Pedro Sula prison, in the north of the country, and that a fire had then broken out. Police commissioner Yair ...

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