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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...

Water safety plea at West Yorkshire flood areas

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  • June 23, 2012
Serious flooding in Yorkshire has prompted the Environment Agency to warn onlookers to stay away from affected areas. The call comes less than 24 hours after torrential rain caused rivers to burst their banks and flood warnings to be issued at 39 sit...

Man impaled on railing in Hockley released by fire crew

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  • June 23, 2012
A man was impaled on a fence when a railing went through his leg in Birmingham. Fire crews were called to New Hall Hill, Hockley, shortly after 09.30 BST after reports a 34-year-old man was injured. A crew tried to release him by using cutting equipm...

Fire breaks out twice in Exeter business park wood pile

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  • June 23, 2012
Two blazes in wooodpiles at a business park near Exeter have been tackled by fire crews. A 10m (33m) deep wood pile, which measured 50m (164ft) by 60m (197ft), was set alight at Greendale Business Park at Woodbury Salterton, on Friday evening. Crews ...

Brecon river search for missing man resumes

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  • June 23, 2012
A river search for a missing 54-year-old man in Brecon has resumed. The man who is said to be from the local area is believed to have fallen into the fast-flowing River Usk near Llanfaes Bridge early on Friday. Police, fire crews and mountain rescue ...

Woman rescued after river fall in Wattstown, Rhondda

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  • June 23, 2012
A woman has been taken to hospital after falling around 7m (23 ft) down a river embankment. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to Danygraig Terrace, Wattstown, Rhondda, at 20:26 BST on Friday. Two ladder appliances were used in the rescu...

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