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Carrickfergus Sailing club is destroyed in fire

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  • June 23, 2012
The captain of Carrickfergus Sailing Club has said the fire which destroyed the building is thought to have been started by an electrical fault. Fire crews were called to the building on Rodgers Quay shortly after 23:30 BST on Friday. A few members o...

Chilford Hall blaze halts firefighters' wedding plans

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  • June 23, 2012
Two firefighters say they may have to postpone their marriage after a blaze gutted their Cambridgeshire wedding venue. Annmarie Allen and Steve Rogers, who work in Hertfordshire, planned to hold their reception at Chilford Hall, in Linton, in August....

Yorkshire Dales flash floods leave cars stuck

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  • June 23, 2012
Flash flooding in the Yorkshire Dales left people having to be rescued from cars when they became stuck in water. North Yorkshire Fire Service said nine people in three cars were brought to safety on the A684 in the Hawes area. Firefighters said whil...

GM recalls Chevrolet Cruze over fire risk

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  • June 23, 2012
US car manufacturer General Motors has recalled almost half a million cars to reduce the risk of fire. It plans to modify Chevrolet Cruze sedans, a popular model, so that flammable liquids are not caught in the engine, GM said. The recall affects 475...

Sirens sound after flood warnings for Calder and Colne

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  • June 22, 2012
Twenty flood warnings are in force in West Yorkshire on the rivers Calder, Colne and Spen due to heavy rainfall said the Environment Agency. Flood sirens were sounded for a couple of minutes at 19:30 BST in Hebden Bridge and Todmorden to warn of immi...

Homes evacuated due to flooding in Lancashire

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  • June 22, 2012
People in part of Lancashire are being evacuated from their homes after heavy rain caused flooding, said police. More than 40 people are being evacuated from properties on Town Road in Croston, Chorley, after the River Croston burst its banks. The Ri...

Dinghy rescue after flooding in Greater Manchester

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  • June 22, 2012
Residents on a flooded street in Greater Manchester have had to be rescued from their homes by dinghy. Firefighters used the inflatable boat to ferry three people from their properties after heavy rainfall clogged drains in Beresford Street in Wigan....

Mother of boy injured in Bolton fire cautioned for neglect

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  • June 22, 2012
A mother whose son was seriously hurt in a fire after he was left alone at home has been cautioned by police for child neglect. Police said the 25-year-old woman had left the house for "a matter of minutes" when the blaze broke out on Longden Street ...

Maharashtra cabinet meets after Mumbai fire

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  • June 22, 2012
The Maharashtra cabinet has held a crisis meeting a day after a massive fire gutted several floors of the state government headquarters in the Indian city of Mumbai. The fire was put out on Friday morning, but officials said it would take two more da...

Shirley Towers inquest: Thermal imaging not used in fire

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  • June 22, 2012
A firefighter has told an inquest if a thermal imaging camera had been used in a fire which killed two colleagues it might have been discovered sooner. Keith Holland and his colleague Liam Ryan just managed to get out of Flat 72 in Southampton's Shir...

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