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Wiltshire scrapyard fire: Crews make 'tremendous progress'

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  • July 7, 2012
Fire crews tackling a scrapyard blaze in Wiltshire have made "tremendous progress", according to the county's fire and rescue service. Group manager Andrew Hargreaves said the work was a "slow, laborious process" but was optimistic it would be comple...

Stevenage fire family jumped from window into arms of police

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  • July 7, 2012
A mother and son trapped in their burning home in Hertfordshire jumped from an upstairs window into the arms of police. The pair and their pet dog were inside the house in Severn Way, Stevenage, when the fire broke out on Friday. Officers arrived and...

Woman escapes injury after arson in Derry

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  • July 7, 2012
A woman has escaped an arson attack on her home in Londonderry. At about 04:50 BST on Saturday, a wheelie bin was set on fire against the front door of the house at Cuthbert Street. Rubbish set on fire at the back door failed to properly ignite, and ...

Police and fire crews attacked by youths in Londonderry

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  • July 7, 2012
Fire crews and police have been attacked by youths throwing stones and bottles while tackling a blaze in Londonderry. They were investigating an arson attack at an electricity substation in Daisyfield Park when they came under attack. The fire, which...

Fire crews deal with major blaze in Inverness

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  • July 7, 2012
Several fire crews have dealt with a blaze at an industrial unit in Inverness. Four appliances and an aerial platform were at the scene in the city's Lotland Street, before the fire was brought under control. The emergency services were alerted to th...

Wallasey beauty salon birthday cake fire burns woman

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  • July 7, 2012
A woman suffered serious burns when candles on her birthday cake set fire to fumes at a Merseyside beauty salon. The 80-year-old's clothes ignited at John Hemingway Hair in Wallasey Village at about 12:20 BST, firefighters said. Police said the fire ...

Keighley commercial garage fire 'under investigation'

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  • July 7, 2012
An investigation is under way into the cause of a fire that partially destroyed a commercial garage in West Yorkshire. Firefighters were called to the property at Beck Street, Keighley, just after 23:30 BST on Friday. Fire crews from Keighley, Hawort...

Treviglas arsonists James Dent and Christopher Jenkins detained

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  • July 7, 2012
Two teenagers have been detained for an arson attack on a Cornish school. James Dent and Christopher Jenkins were sentenced to five years at a young offenders' institution. The 18-year-olds, who were 17 at the time of the arson attack, caused damage ...

Essex striking firefighters to be 'forced from stations'

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  • July 7, 2012
Firefighters claim Essex Fire Service is "undermining" talks in a dispute over cuts by "forcing" striking crews out of stations. Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) are to walk out between 04:00 and 05:00 BST on Saturday. They claim to have been...

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