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Aerial shots of London's biggest fire 'for years'

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  • August 12, 2012
More than 200 firefighters are tackling a blaze described by London Fire Brigade as the biggest seen in the capital for several years. The brigade was called on Sunday afternoon, when flames took hold at a recycling centre in Dagenham, east London. T...

Teenager buried up to head in sand dune at Bamburgh

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  • August 12, 2012
Emergency services are attempting to free a teenager trapped in a sand dune on the Northumberland coast. The 14-year-old is reported to be buried up to his head at Budle Point, near Bamburgh. A specialist fire service team is on its way to the scene,...

Tiger Moth biplane crash lands in Denbighshire field

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  • August 12, 2012
A biplane has crash landed in a field in Denbighshire, according to North Wales Fire and Rescue Service. The 1930s-design Tiger Moth came down on land in the village of Maeshafn, near Mold, on Sunday afternoon. Fire crews reported that the pilot was ...

Biggest fire 'for years' in Dagenham, London

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  • August 12, 2012
More than 200 firefighters are tackling a blaze described by London Fire Brigade as the biggest seen in the capital for several years. The brigade was called at about 13:15 BST when flames took hold at a recycling centre in Dagenham, east London. The...

Blaze destroys Gordon's Garage in Aberdeen

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  • August 12, 2012
A fire which destroyed an Aberdeen garage is being treated by police as "unexplained". About 45 firefighters were involved in tackling the blaze at Gordon's Garage in Pittodrie Place at 03:50. Insp Christine Gordon said: "This was a substantial fire ...

Long Eaton flat fire explosion kills man

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  • August 12, 2012
A 57-year-old man has died after a blaze at Derbyshire flat which fire crews said "followed an explosion". Firefighters responded to reports of a person trapped in the building on Queen Street, Long Eaton, at about 22:00 BST on Saturday. Derbyshire F...

Boy loses sight in explosion in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

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  • August 12, 2012
A 15-year-old boy has lost the sight in his right eye after a railway detonator was thrown on to a fire and exploded. Police said detonators - which are used as fog signals - were taken from a depot in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, and put on to a bonfire at ...

Flats evacuated after fire in Wolverhampton

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  • August 12, 2012
A block of flats in Wolverhampton has been evacuated after a fire. West Midlands Fire Service said 40 firefighters were called to the blaze at the three-story building on Willenhall Road on Saturday. Crews worked overnight to put it out. Engineers ha...

Abingdon fire: Victim named as Intombizodwa Hove

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  • August 12, 2012
A woman who died following a house fire in Oxfordshire has been named as Intombizodwa Hove. Ms Hove, 30, was found after the fire in an upstairs room at a house in Spey Road, Abingdon on Friday morning. She was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital, b...

Fresh fires blaze on Spain's Canary Islands

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  • August 12, 2012
Spanish firefighting teams in the Canary Islands are struggling anew to contain forest fires said to have forced some 4,700 people from their homes. On the island of Tenerife, the blaze has cut road links and power lines. On the neighbouring island o...

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