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Man sought over deliberate fires in Dumbarton

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  • August 9, 2012
A man is being sought over two deliberate fires in West Dunbartonshire which caused tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage. The first fire at the Milton Inn, Dumbarton, is believed to have been started at about 05:20 on 8 August. A short time la...

Radford shop explosion injures woman

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  • August 9, 2012
A woman has been hurt in an explosion at a shop in Nottingham. Emergency services were called to the store on the A610 Alfreton Road in Radford just after 11:30 BST. Two fire engines are at the scene along with officers who specialise in hazardous ma...

Coventry factory fire: Man arrested on suspicion of arson

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  • August 9, 2012
A 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire that destroyed a woodwork engineering factory close to Coventry Airport. Firefighters have been damping down at the Ney building on Siskin Drive, which caught fire at 17:05 BST on ...

Warning after Kiwi Olympic barbecue explosion

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  • August 9, 2012
Firefighters have issued a warning after a group of New Zealanders' attempt to have a barbecue ended in disaster. Some 700 people were evacuated from New Zealand's Olympics hospitality house near King's Cross after a gas canister exploded on Wednesda...

Firefighters attend mass after Stockton presbytery arson

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  • August 9, 2012
Firefighters have attended mass at a Teesside church after its presbytery was subjected to an arson attack. The main door to the building next to St Bede's RC Church in Stockton was set alight and accelerant thrown through a window early on 29 July. ...

Pair arrested after attacks on police and fire crews

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  • August 9, 2012
A 21-year-old man and a 15-year-old girl have been charged following trouble in Banbridge, County Down. A group of about 30 youths attacked police and fire crews with bricks, stones and bottles. The emergency services were attacked when they were cal...

Kiwi House evacuated after barbecue catches fire

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  • August 9, 2012
Around 300 people were forced to flee New Zealand's Olympic hospitality centre in London on Wednesday night after a gas canister being used for a barbecue caught fire and exploded. Hundreds of New Zealanders in the capital for the Games had gathered ...

Factory blaze near Coventry Airport 'under control'

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  • August 9, 2012
Fire crews are continuing to dampen down a fire that destroyed a woodwork engineering factory close to Coventry Airport. Some 80 firefighters tackled the blaze at Ney Ltd, Siskin Drive, which was reported at 17:05 BST on Wednesday. West Midlands Fire...

Bo'ness woodyard fire tackled

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  • August 9, 2012
Firefighters have spent the night tackling a major fire at a woodyard. Crews were called to the Alexander Anderson Woodyard on Haney's Way in Bo'ness, near Falkirk, at 22:40 on Wednesday. On arrival, they found a large quantity of compacted sawdust w...

Hot-air balloon crashes into 11,000 volt power line

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  • August 9, 2012
A hot-air balloon with 17 passengers has crashed into an 11,000 volt power line in North Yorkshire. No-one was hurt in the crash, which happened north of Keasden near Bentham on Wednesday evening. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue sent crews from Benth...

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