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Stevenage lake jetty fire 'caused by heat'

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  • July 24, 2012
The "heat of the day" caused a rubber jetty to catch fire at a lake in Stevenage, creating a plume of black smoke, Hertfordshire fire service said. The service was called to the blaze at Fairlands Valley Park at about 17:30 BST. The cloud of smoke fr...

Fire breaks out at Stiperstones nature reserve

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  • July 24, 2012
About 70 firefighters are tackling a blaze at a Shropshire nature reserve. Crews were called out to the Stiperstones in the south Shropshire hills at about 15:00 BST. The landlord at the Stiperstones Inn, Philip Jones, said: "Outside the pub you can ...

Listed Friars Mill in Leicester guarded after fire

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  • July 24, 2012
A Grade-II listed former factory which was severely damaged in a fire will now be guarded 24 hours a day. Leicester city mayor Peter Soulsby said Friars Mill is of "enormous historical and architectural importance" and the council wants to protect it...

Person trapped under rocks after Dorset landslide

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  • July 24, 2012
A person has been trapped on a beach after a landslip of hundreds of tonnes of rocks near a Dorset holiday park, sparking a major search effort. Helicopters are being used to search the area around Freshwater Beach Holiday Park, near Bridport. It is ...

Fire destroys part of St Clement house in Jersey

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  • July 24, 2012
Part of an abandoned house has collapsed after it caught fire in St Clement in Jersey. Jersey's fire service has been tackling the blaze while police said nobody was in the house at the time and nobody is believed to have been hurt. A police spokesma...

Olive Williamson, 97, 'saves neighbours' in fire

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  • July 24, 2012
A 97-year-old woman "saved" residents at a sheltered housing complex in Essex by raising the alarm during a fire. "Quick thinking" Olive Williamson detected the fire, which had failed to set off a smoke alarm, at Langland Close, Corringham, early on ...

Spain wildfire: Officials hope to tame Catalan blaze

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  • July 24, 2012
More favourable weather conditions have raised Spanish hopes of bringing a deadly wildfire burning in Catalonia since Sunday under control. Officials in the north-eastern region point to a drop in temperatures coupled with increased humidity and the ...

Jersey bedroom fire across the hall from sleeping child

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  • July 24, 2012
A toddler was rescued by her father after a smoke alarm alerted him to a fire near to where she was sleeping. The fire was in an empty room across the hall from the bedroom where the one-year-old was in her cot. Two Jersey fire crews and a paramedic ...

Walsall town centre partially closed after fire at Boak

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  • July 24, 2012
Part of Walsall town centre remains closed off because of a fire at a six-storey former leather factory. More than 80 firefighters were called to the blaze at the old Boak building on Station Street in Walsall late on Monday night. West Midlands Poli...

Firefighters tackle plastic recycling unit fire in Hull

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  • July 24, 2012
Firefighters have tackled a blaze which sent toxic smoke over the east of Hull. The fire at a plastics recycling unit on Helsinki Road on the Sutton Fields Industrial Estate started in the early hours of Tuesday morning. At its height, 60 firefighter...

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