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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 ...

Teenagers guilty of Newquay school arson attack

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  • March 30, 2012
Two teenagers have been convicted of arson after starting a fire which caused damage costing more than £1m at a Newquay school. The males, aged 17 at the time of the attack, started the fire at Treviglas Community College in January 2011. More than ...

Milton Keynes landlord jailed over fire deaths

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  • March 30, 2012
The landlord of a property in Milton Keynes where a woman and her daughter died in a fire has been jailed for four months. Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire Authority took the action against Lookman Adeyemi, 39. He pleaded guilty at Amersham Cro...

Lydney flood response training exercise comes to an end

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  • March 30, 2012
A training exercise to test emergency and rescue organisations' response to flash floods in Lydney, Forest of Dean, has taken place. The three-day exercise was ordered due to the town's close proximity to the Severn estuary and the River Lyd. Eight o...

Long Eaton hoarder woman's body hidden under rubbish

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  • March 29, 2012
The body of a Derbyshire woman whose house caught fire was not found for three days due to the amount of rubbish in the property, an inquest has heard. It took crews hours to put out the fire at the house on Welllington Street in Long Eaton in Januar...

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