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'Suspicious' fire damages Camborne flower farm equipment

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  • August 4, 2012
A suspected arson attack on a flower farm in Cornwall has caused tens of thousands of pounds of damage to machinery. The fire broke out at Pendarves Farm, near Camborne, at about 03:45 BST. Two tractors and a forklift-type truck were found well aligh...

Man dies after hostel fire in Hackney

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  • August 4, 2012
A man has died following a fire in a disused Salvation Army hostel in east London. About 40 firefighters had been called to the building on Lower Clapton Road in Hackney in the early hours of the morning. One man who jumped about 25ft (7.6m) from a w...

Man rescued from Edinburgh Castle rocks

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  • August 4, 2012
A man had to rescued after becoming stuck on rocks at Edinburgh Castle. Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue launched a rescue operation shortly before 05:30. A specialist team rescued the man who was stuck just below the Half Moon Battery. He was unh...

Hodge Hill flats fire: Seven rescued

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  • August 4, 2012
Seven people, including a three-year-old, have been rescued from a fire at a block of flats in Birmingham in the early hours. Four crews tackled the blaze on Stechford Road, in the Hodge Hill area, shortly after 03:45 BST. It is believed it broke out...

Fire at Iran petrochemical plant kills one, say reports

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  • August 4, 2012
A fire at Iran's biggest petrochemical plant has killed at least one person and injured a dozen others, according to Iranian state media. The incident at the Imam Khomeini Petrochemical Complex was caused by a gas leak, the Fars news agency quoted a ...

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