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Authorities battle spreading US wildfires

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  • June 24, 2012
Thousands of people have been forced from their homes in the US states of Utah and Colorado, after wildfires spread in high winds. One woman has died and 200 houses have been destroyed by the fires. Planes have been dropping flame-retardant powder to...

Two children taken to hospital after dinghy capsizes

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  • June 24, 2012
Two children and a man have been taken to hospital after their dinghy capsized in an Edinburgh reservoir. Emergency services were called to the incident at Threipmuir Reservoir in Balerno at about 14:30. The 45-year-old man and the two children - a b...

Devon farm shed fire kills 5,000 chickens

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  • June 24, 2012
Up to 5,000 chickens have been killed in a fire at a farm in Devon. The fire at Ridgeway Farm, in Holcombe Rogus, near Tiverton broke out at about 12:15 BST and took two hours to bring under control. Crews from Cullompton and Danes Castle, as well as...

Newport canoeists rescued from swollen River Wye

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  • June 24, 2012
A group of canoeists have been rescued after getting into difficulty on a fast-flowing river. The 19 men from Newport, south Wales, were pulled from the River Wye shortly after 18:00 BST on Saturday. They were found at various points of a two-mile se...

Oil tank arson attack as family sleeps in Randalstown

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  • June 24, 2012
A woman and her three young children have escaped injury after an arson attack on their home in County Antrim. An oil tank was set on fire at the back of the house at Mill View in Randalstown at about 04:00 BST. The flames did not spread to the house...

Furze fire breaks out on Jersey cliffs

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  • June 24, 2012
Firefighters in Jersey have put out a fire which broke out on cliffs. The furze fire started at Les Landes in St Ouen at about 22:00 BST on Saturday. Fifteen firefighters, including staff from the Western substation, were called to the scene below th...

Woman rescued from swollen River Ouse in centre of York

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  • June 24, 2012
A woman who went into the swollen River Ouse in York and her would-be rescuer were pulled to safety by fire and rescue crews, on Saturday. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said the woman eventually ended up clinging to a pontoon near Skeldergate Bridg...

Young boy impaled on metal fence in Letchworth

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  • June 24, 2012
A boy of about 10 years old was seriously injured when he became impaled on a spike in Hertfordshire. An air ambulance crew was called to the scene in Letchworth on Saturday afternoon and found the boy with a metal fence pole through his abdomen. Her...

Four vehicles fires in Wrexham thought to be deliberate

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  • June 24, 2012
Four vehicles in Wrexham caught fire in just over an hour of each other, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service has said. It is believed the fires were started deliberately and police have been informed. The fire service said crews were called to the fi...

Ipplepen stable fire leaves horses unharmed

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  • June 24, 2012
A fire at stables in Devon is being treated as suspicious by emergency services. The fire service said it received about 12 calls alerting it to the blaze at Parkhill Cross in Ipplepen, near Newton Abbot, at about 21:40 BST on Saturday. On arrival, c...

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