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Piglets perish in Friar Waddon farm blaze

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  • May 25, 2012
More than 150 piglets and 18 sows were killed in a fire at a farm in Dorset. Six appliances and an animal rescue team were called to Corton Farm in Friar Waddon near Weymouth at about 20:30 BST on Thursday night. The blaze destroyed the farrowing she...

Driver dies in whisky lorry fire on M25 in Essex

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  • May 25, 2012
A driver was killed when a lorry laden with whisky caught fire in a crash on the M25 in Essex. The vehicle collided with another lorry between junctions 27 and 28 near Brentwood at about 01:00 BST. The crash led to the closure of the motorway in both...

Milton Keynes flats evacuated after fire

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  • May 25, 2012
Fire has badly damaged three top-floor flats in a three-story block in Milton Keynes. Residents from all 19 flats in Boycott Avenue were asked to leave after fire took hold of the top floor and roof. Eight fire engines were called to the block near t...

Capstone Point angler rescued after falling on rocks

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  • May 25, 2012
An angler who slipped while fishing on rocks off the north Devon coast has been taken to hospital. Swansea Coastguard coordinated the rescue of the injured man at Capstone Point when the alarm was raised just after 10:00 BST. Coastguard rescue teams ...

Perth's Sandvik engineering workshop evacuated after fire

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  • May 25, 2012
Firefighters have extinguished a blaze inside a furnace at the Inveralmond Industrial Estate in Perth. Tayside Fire and Rescue were called to the blaze at the Sandvik engineering workshop, which manufactures silicon carbide heating elements, at 03:45...

Pair hurt as van plunges down ravine on Rhigos Mountain

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  • May 25, 2012
A man and a woman were seriously injured when their van plunged 250m down a ravine after hitting an embankment in Rhondda Cynon Taf. The incident happened on the Treherbert side of Rhigos Mountain at about 04:00 BST. The man was rescued by South Wale...

Kyle of Lochalsh fire crew called to smoking dummy torpedo

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  • May 25, 2012
A dummy torpedo used for training submarine crews sparked an emergency in a Highlands village, it has emerged. Guards at a defence contractor's site at Kyle of Lochalsh raised the alarm after smoke was seen rising from the drone target on Tuesday. Hi...

Fire on board US nuclear submarine injures seven

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  • May 25, 2012
Seven people have been injured in a fire on a nuclear-powered submarine in the US state of Maine, officials say. A spokesman for the US Navy says the USS Miami's nuclear reactor was not operating at the time, and is safe. The blaze started at about 1...

Search after Sparkbrook factory fire

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  • May 25, 2012
A search is continuing to check if anyone is inside a Birmingham furniture factory which was gutted in a fire. About 100 firefighters were called to Direct Furniture Choice Ltd in Montgomery Street, Sparkbrook. The blaze, which began on Tuesday, was ...

Guernsey fire service in warning over Diamond Jubilee bonfires

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  • May 25, 2012
Guernsey residents planning a bonfire to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee have been urged to contact fire officers beforehand. A number of fires and beacons are planned in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee on 4 June. Andy Mauger, Community Fire...

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