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Stretch of A9 in Sutherland closed by wildfire

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  • March 29, 2012
A wildfire has forced the closure of a stretch of the A9 in the Highlands. Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service said 40 firefighters were tackling the blaze at the Clashmore and Dornoch Bridge roundabout. The emergency services were alerted ...

Man arrested after Telford car fires

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  • March 29, 2012
A man has been arrested after a series of suspected arson attacks on cars in Telford. Officers were called to Leegate Avenue, Telford, at 20:25 BST on Wednesday, by Shropshire Fire and Rescue, after reports of a car on fire. A man in his 20s was late...

Alison Hume inquiry: Mineshaft rescue 'lacked focus'

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  • March 29, 2012
A second inquiry into the death of a woman who fell down a mineshaft in Ayrshire has found that fire commanders did not act quickly enough to save her. Alison Hume, 44, lay for six hours after health and safety rules delayed a rescue at Galston in 20...

Man found dead after Aberdeen house fire named as Roderick Forbes

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  • March 29, 2012
A man who died following a house fire in Aberdeen has been named. The body of Roderick Forbes, 70, was found after the blaze in Fonthill Avenue on Tuesday evening. More than 20 firefighters - some using breathing apparatus - were involved in the inci...

What is a jerry can? A guide on how to legally store petrol

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  • March 29, 2012
If you want to store fuel legal guidelines say you have to have the right container. There are only two types you can use, the metal 10 litre and the 5 litre plastic can. Both have to say Highly Flammable on them. The maximum you can store at your ho...

Chickens killed in arson attack in Cambridgeshire

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  • March 29, 2012
Chickens have been killed in an arson attack on allotment sheds in Cambridgeshire. Two vehicles and four sheds were burned out at the site in Bishops Road, Somersham, at about 03:30 BST. Cambridgeshire Police said a number of chickens died and severa...

Eight dead in Poland bus crash

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  • March 29, 2012
Eight people have been killed, and ten others injured, in a crash involving a minibus and a lorry in southern Poland. The minibus was carrying a group of miners home from their shift at the Myslowice-Wesola colliery. The accident happened near Zywiec...

Homes evacuated during blaze in Antrim

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  • March 29, 2012
Police are investigating a fire at a house in Antrim. The alarm was raised just after 04:00 BST at the property in Thyme Park, off Cunningham Way. It is understood one man lives in the house but was not there at the time. People were moved out of adj...

Bournemouth garden fire spreads to neighbouring properties

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  • March 29, 2012
Four separate properties in Bournemouth were damaged when a fire in a brazier burning rubbish got out of control. The fire spread to neighbouring gardens in Baring Road, Southbourne destroying four sheds, a summerhouse and four fences, and damaging a...

Large fire at Cleveland Street shops in Chorley

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  • March 29, 2012
A blaze in a row of shops has closed a section of a Lancashire town centre. Firefighters were called to the fire, which began in the roof of a building on Cleveland Street, Chorley, just before 04:00 BST. About 30 firefighters, six fire engines and a...

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