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Pensioner dies after Edinburgh gas leak

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  • June 4, 2012
An 84-year-old man has died following a suspected gas leak at his home in Edinburgh. Police and firefighters were called to the property in Stevenson Road in the city at about 13:30 on Monday. Roads in the area were closed and neighbouring houses wer...

Wildfires rage across Highlands

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  • June 4, 2012
All available firefighters across the Highlands have been deployed to tackle a series of wildfires in the region. Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service said more than 60 firefighters were engaged in attempts to bring three blazes under contro...

Teenager rescued after Wye Valley cliff fall

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  • June 4, 2012
A 14-year-old boy was rescued by firefighters after falling down a Gloucestershire cliff face while climbing with his father. Crews from Lydney and Coleford fire stations were called after the boy fell about 50 ft down the Symonds Yat cliff in the Wy...

Grampian Police probe separate fires in Aberdeen and Banff

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  • June 4, 2012
Police have said they are treating a fire at the back door of a block of flats in Aberdeen as suspicious. Fire crews were called to the blaze at a rear communal door on Marchburn Drive in the city at about 03:00 on Sunday. No-one was injured. Grampia...

Homes evacuated after fire at Biffa Treatment Centre in Kilsyth

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  • June 4, 2012
A number of homes were evacuated in North Lanarkshire after a fire at a chemical storage warehouse in Kilsyth. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue said 12 people were led to safety after the blaze broke out at about 02:20 at the Biffa Treatment Centre. Fire ...

Fire destroys derelict Castle Hill school in Haverhill

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  • June 4, 2012
More than 40 firefighters tackled a blaze that destroyed a disused school in Suffolk. Crews were called to the empty Castle Hill Middle School in Haverhill at 22:00 BST on Sunday after calls from local residents. Smoke from the blaze spread across th...

Escaping man rescued from flat fire in Milford Haven

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  • June 4, 2012
Firefighters rescued a man from a fire in a flat in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire as he escaped through a first-floor window. The blaze started in the kitchen of the upstairs flat in Howarth Close shortly before 05:00 BST on Monday. Two fire crews fro...

Diamond Jubilee beacon to be lit on roof of Derby house

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  • June 4, 2012
A Derby woman is to light a beacon on the top of her house to mark The Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Pamela Bence put herself forward to host one of the city's allocation of beacons after the council advertised for volunteers. She said every precaution wa...

New Mexico battling huge wildfire

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  • June 4, 2012
Hundreds of firefighters in New Mexico are battling to control the state's biggest ever wildfire. The fire has already destroyed a dozen homes and covers an area bigger than Dallas, Texas. The operation to control the flames has raised concerns of a ...

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