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Praise for fire crews sent to Southampton blaze

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  • May 23, 2012
A senior firefighter has praised the crews of six engines that successfully brought a fire under control. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the blaze in Maybush Road, Southampton, at 13.20 BST. Crews used an aerial ladder platform to e...

Lime spillage clearance on Whitford Road under way

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  • May 23, 2012
Environmental agencies are dealing with a spillage of agricultural lime close to a river in Devon. The spill happened on a half-mile stretch of Whitford Road near Axminster when a bag of lime was punctured and moved by a tractor. Devon's fire service...

Stoke-on-Trent house collapse gas leak search

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  • May 23, 2012
No trace of a gas leak has been found in the road where a house collapsed despite residents reporting the smell of gas, the National Grid has said. Two people were hurt in an explosion at the house on Argyle Street in Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent, on Tues...

Kettering fatal house fire not suspicious

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  • May 23, 2012
A fire at a house in Northamptonshire in which a seven-year-old boy died is not being treated as suspicious. Northamptonshire firefighters were called to the house on Edinburgh Road, Kettering, at 07:18 BST on Tuesday. The boy was taken to Kettering ...

Fire at former St Mark's Primary School 'started deliberately'

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  • May 23, 2012
A major fire at a derelict school in the east end of Glasgow was started deliberately, police have said. Emergency services were called to the former St Mark's Primary School, in Muiryfauld Drive, near Tollcross Park, at about 14:15 on Tuesday. Some ...

Eaglescliffe shops fire started deliberately: Police

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  • May 23, 2012
A fire which destroyed a row of shops in Cleveland was started deliberately, police and the fire brigade have said. The blaze started at 01:45 BST on Saturday, with about 40 firefighters attending the scene in Durham Lane, Eaglescliffe. A pizza and f...

'Metal-cutting sparks' caused Birmingham factory fire

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  • May 23, 2012
A blaze which gutted a Birmingham furniture factory was caused by sparks created while cutting metal, the fire service said. The sparks led to the "accidental ignition" of the premises in Montgomery Street, Sparkbrook, a spokesman said. About 100 fir...

Workers rescued from Mexico City office fire

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  • May 23, 2012
A fire in an office building in Mexico City prompted the evacuation of 600 people and the rescue of about a dozen office workers who were trapped on the roof of the building. Rescue teams from state and local government used helicopters to lift peopl...

Fire crews tackle Earls Barton factory blaze

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  • May 23, 2012
Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a factory in a Northamptonshire village. Up to 30 firefighters were called to the fire at Viridor, a waste management firm on Grendon Road in Earls Barton. Fire crews from Wellingborough, Earls Barton, Moult...

Firefighters tackle Sparkbrook furniture factory fire

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  • May 23, 2012
About 100 firefighters have been tackling a fire at a Birmingham furniture factory. About 50 residents have been evacuated after the fire started at Direct Furniture Choice Ltd, Montgomery Street, Sparkbrook, about 16:00 BST. No-one is believed to ha...

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