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Queen Ethelburga's College hit by fire

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  • June 17, 2012
A fire has damaged part of a private school in North Yorkshire. Fire crews were called to the junior school at Queen Ethelburga's College in Thorpe Underwood near Boroughbridge at 09:25 BST on Sunday. Floor material under a waste basket in a science ...

Tavistock recycling centre fire

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  • June 17, 2012
Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service have spent more than four hours tackling a blaze at a recycling centre near Tavistock. Approximately 30 tonnes of rubbish was on fire when emergency services forced their way onto the site at Crowndale R...

Cleveland brigade reports drop in house fires

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  • June 17, 2012
The number of accidental house fires in Teesside has fallen. Performance figures released by Cleveland Fire Brigade showed there were 193 incidents, a 5% drop on the previous year. The figure for primary fires (any that involve casualties, rescues, p...

Quicksand traps man waist-deep in Hampshire

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  • June 17, 2012
A 51-year-old man was rescued by coastguards after becoming stranded waist-deep in quicksand. The man sunk into the mud near a track between Milford on Sea and Barton on Sea in Hampshire on Saturday afternoon. A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesw...

Fire at Bury St Edmunds Strada restaurant

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  • June 17, 2012
A restaurant fire has destroyed a 17th Century listed building in Suffolk. The blaze at Strada in Bury St Edmunds started in the kitchen on Saturday night and swept through the rest of the building on The Traverse. A member of staff told the BBC abou...

Firefighters battle blazes near Greek capital Athens

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  • June 17, 2012
Authorities in Greece have been battling wildfires in several locations near the capital Athens. More than 150 firefighters were called to tackle the fires which broke out on Saturday and spread in high winds. Three of them were reported injured. The...

Thirteen dead in Turkish prison fire

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  • June 17, 2012
Thirteen prisoners have died and five others have been taken to hospital after a fire broke out in a prison in southeast Turkey, officials said. The victims suffocated after inmates set bedding alight at the jail in Sanliurfa province. The fire was b...

Firefighters tackle Looe laundry fire at elderly homes

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  • June 17, 2012
A fire has broken out at a residential complex for elderly people in Cornwall. The alarm was raised at about 15:30 BST and crews from across Cornwall were sent to the fire in Barbican Road, Looe. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said crews contained ...

Seven taken to hospital after collision in Nesscliffe

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  • June 17, 2012
Seven people have been taken to hospital after a collision involving a car and a 4x4 in Shropshire. The ambulance service was called to the junction of Holyhead Road and the A5 in Nesscliffe at about 23:15 BST on Friday. A man driving the 4x4 was tre...

Cars destroyed in fire at Beeston garage

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  • June 17, 2012
Several cars have been destroyed in a blaze at a commercial garage in West Yorkshire which took 30 fire fighters five hours to bring under control. Fire crews were called to the blaze, at the Kelvic Industrial Business Park on Burton Row in Beeston, ...

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