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Firefighters tackle blaze at Cheddleton animal plant

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  • July 30, 2012
More than 30 firefighters have tackled a fire at an animal rendering plant in Cheddleton, Staffordshire. At its height, 10 appliances were at Pointons on Felthouse Lane on Sunday night. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service was called at 23:23 BST an...

Arson attack on Stockton vicarage

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  • July 30, 2012
Police said a 68-year-old priest escaped unhurt after an arsonist targeted a vicarage on Teesside. Two separate fires were set at the residence adjoining St Bede's RC Church in Stockton early on Sunday, according to Cleveland Police. The priest, who ...

Three buses destroyed in Paignton bus station 'arson attack'

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  • July 30, 2012
Three buses have been destroyed in a suspected arson attack at a bus station in south Devon. Fire crews were called to the station in Paignton at about 04:25 BST after reports of a loud explosion. Two double-decker buses and one single-decker were de...

India train fire kills 47 in Andhra Pradesh

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  • July 30, 2012
At least 47 people have been killed in a fire on a passenger train travelling in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, officials say. One coach of the Tamil Nadu Express from Delhi to Chennai caught fire as it was passing through Nellore station early ...

Fire crews Cherwell River man rescued by fire crews

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  • July 30, 2012
A man has been rescued by fire crews from the River Cherwell in Oxfordshire. The man was spotted in the water just after 02:00 BST about 50m downstream from the bridge on Station Approach. Firefighters wearing life jackets had to climb down the steep...

Sarn: Gas cylinder blast damages caravan and house

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  • July 30, 2012
A caravan and a house have been damaged by an exploding gas cylinder at Sarn, Bridgend. Fire severely damaged the caravan in Jubilee Crescent early on Sunday. The front of the end-of-terrace house was also damaged, said South Wales Fire and Rescue Se...

Flats evacuated after fire at Crieff Chinese takeaway

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  • July 30, 2012
Eight people were evacuated from their homes when a fire broke out in a Chinese takeaway in Crieff in Perthshire. Fire crews were called to the blaze in a ground floor storage area on High Street at about 03:20. They battled dense smoke to search the...

Suspected arson attack at Camborne flats

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  • July 30, 2012
An investigation into a suspected arson attack has started in Cornwall after a fire broke out in a block of flats. Cornwall fire service was called to the property on Cliff View Road, Camborne at about 20:00 BST on Saturday. The fire service said the...

Firefighters tackle Soho blaze

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  • July 28, 2012
A fire broke out on the roof of an office building in Soho, London Fire Brigade (LFB) has said. About 20 firefighters tackled the blaze in Lexington Street, which is close to Piccadilly Circus in the West End. LFB said the blaze was reported just aft...

Three hurt in crash near Edinburgh Airport

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  • July 28, 2012
Three people have been taken to hospital after a crash between a car and an articulated lorry near Edinburgh Airport. The collision happened on a slip road on the M9 spur. One woman was trapped in the car and had to be freed by Lothian and Borders Fi...

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