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Three men hospitalised after Teesside car fire

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  • March 28, 2012
Three men have been taken to hospital after their car hit a road sign and caught fire on Teesside. The incident happened at about 04:00 BST at the junction of Concorde Way and 1825 Way in Stockton. Police said the blue Vauxhall Vectra mounted a kerb,...

Cars in Telford set on fire in suspected arson attacks

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  • March 28, 2012
A number of cars have been targeted in suspected arson attacks in Telford. Up to seven vehicles were set alight in the Leegomery area, the fire service said. Crews were initially alerted to a fire in Leegate Avenue at 01:52 BST. Three crews dealt wit...

Swinley Forest fire crews in new wildfire warning

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  • March 28, 2012
Berkshire firefighters who tackled the Swinley Forest blaze a year ago have warned of a rising risk of wildfires. Warmer temperatures and the recent dry spell has heightened fears of a repeat of the fire which destroyed thousands of trees over three ...

Man's body found after Aberdeen house fire

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  • March 28, 2012
A man has died following a house fire in Aberdeen. More than 20 firefighters - some using breathing apparatus - were involved in tackling the blaze at Fonthill Avenue. The blaze broke out shortly before 22:00 on Tuesday, Grampian Fire and Rescue said...

Scottish parliament call for tougher parking controls

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  • March 28, 2012
The Scottish parliament has been asked to back tougher measures to tackle irresponsible parking. A members' bill has been drawn up targeting parking on pavements, double parking and parking alongside kerbs which have been lowered for wheelchair users...

Man found dead after Bo'ness flat blaze

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  • March 27, 2012
A man has died in a fire at a flat in Bo'ness, Falkirk, police have confirmed. The man - who is believed to be in his 40s but has not been named - was found dead by firefighters called to the scene. Neighbours in the block of flats in Grangepans rais...

Crews tackle grass fire at Surrey's Brookwood Cemetery

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  • March 27, 2012
Firefighters are tackling a grass fire at Britain's largest cemetery. About 40 firefighters, six fire engines and other units are trying to extinguish the blaze at Brookwood Cemetery, near Woking. The fire, which started at about 14:10 BST, spread to...

One dead as wildfires sweep through Colorado

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  • March 27, 2012
One person has been found dead in wildfires which burned out of control in the US state of Colorado. Hundreds of homes had to be evacuated, and at least five houses were destroyed in the blaze, near the city of Denver. The fire was driven by wind and...

MPs call for rethink on Merseyside fire service cuts

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  • March 27, 2012
Labour MPs on Merseyside are urging the government to rethink plans to cut the budget of the county's fire service, warning it could put lives at risk. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service's budget is set to drop from £74m to £65m by 2013. A group of...

Dead fireman Ewan Williamson's family seeks damages

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  • March 27, 2012
The family of a firefighter who was killed tackling a blaze in Edinburgh is raising an action for damages in the Court of Session. Ewan Williamson, 35, died while fighting a fire in the Balmoral Bar in Dalry on 12 July 2009. The results of an officia...

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