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Colorado wildfire not contained and 'moving fast'

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  • June 11, 2012
A fast-moving wildfire near Fort Collins in the US state of Colorado has scorched nearly 37,000 acres (14,973 hectares) of land, officials say. The fire has not been contained and sheriff's officials described conditions as "concerning". Hundreds of ...

Teenager dies after A361 road collision in Devon

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  • June 11, 2012
A teenager from the West Midlands involved in a car crash in north Devon has died in hospital. Craig Sankey, 18, from Coventry, was in a Renault Clio car which collided with a VW Transporter van on the A361 between Aller Cross and West Buckland on Th...

House roof partially collapses in Rooth Street, Wednesbury

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  • June 11, 2012
A cordon has been placed around a house in the Black Country after part of its roof collapsed. West Midlands Fire Service was called to Rooth Street, Wood Green, Wednesbury, at 06:16 BST. Part of the roof to the double-fronted, semi-detached property...

Vandals try to burn down church

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  • June 11, 2012
Vandals have tried to burn down a church in County Donegal in the third attack in six weeks. The front door of St Lugadius Church of Ireland in Clonleigh, Lifford was forced in and pictures torn from the walls and smashed. They also broke down a wall...

Man, 24, arrested over Warwick flat fire

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  • June 11, 2012
A 24-year-old man has been arrested over a suspected arson attack at a block of flats in Warwickshire. Four people were rescued from the third floor of flats at Raynsford Walk in Warwick soon after 12:30 BST on Sunday. About 20 other people were also...

Euro 2012: London fire safety posters translated

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  • June 11, 2012
Foreign language posters have been produced to target the problem of people causing kitchen fires while drunk during the Euro 2012 tournament. London Fire Brigade (LFB) said it hoped to prevent the city's different nationalities leaving cooking unatt...

Flood and heavy rain warnings for England

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  • June 11, 2012
Severe weather warnings and flood alerts are in place across England as residents begin to assess the damage caused to their homes by flooding. The Met Office has forecast heavy rain for the East, South West and South East of England including London...

Clean-up after flash flooding in North Yorkshire

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  • June 11, 2012
Fire engines have pumped water out of properties in North Yorkshire after heavy rain caused flash flooding. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said crews dealt with flooding in properties in and around York. Two engines attended incidents in the...

Swindon flats fire: Police charge man with arson

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  • June 11, 2012
A 36-year-old man has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life after a fire in Swindon where eight people were trapped in flats. Fire crews were called out shortly before 04:00 BST on Sunday. Two of the people rescued from the flats in Lu...

Fire at unit on Neptune Industrial Estate in Rochester

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  • June 11, 2012
Crews tackled a fire on an industrial estate in Rochester, Kent, which started just after midnight. Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) sent six appliances and a height vehicle to the unit in Neptune Close, Neptune Industrial Estate at 00:05 BST. Abo...

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