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Dagenham recycling centre fire investigation delayed

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  • August 13, 2012
An investigation into the cause of one of the biggest fires seen in the capital for several years "will take days", London Fire Brigade has said. More than 200 firefighters tackled the fire at a recycling centre in Dagenham, east London, which starte...

Coaches set on fire in Salford car park

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  • August 13, 2012
An arsonist set fire to three coaches and damaged a fourth in an attack in a Salford car park. The coaches were parked at The White Horse pub car park on Eccles Old Road when the attack took place at about 04:00 BST on Saturday. Police said a man sea...

Port Clarence wood fire 'cost taxpayer £750,000'

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  • August 13, 2012
A fire at a wood recycling facility on Teesside which lasted nine days cost the taxpayer about £750,000, fire chiefs have revealed. The 170,000 sq ft (15,800 sq m) blaze at the Jigsaw plant in Port Clarence, near Stockton, began on 10 March after th...

Arson attack at Lough Foyle Yacht Club in Derry

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  • August 13, 2012
Arsonists have been blamed for a fire at Lough Foyle Yacht Club in Londonderry. The blaze at the premises at Culmore Point began shortly after 00:15 BST on Saturday. A 70-year-old building, used as a clubhouse, was destroyed in the fire. The cause of...

Gloucestershire gets new rapid response water rescue centre

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  • August 13, 2012
A new water rescue centre in Gloucestershire will enable rescue teams to attend incidents anywhere in the county within 30 minutes, Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) said. The centre at Moreton Fire Station "completes the provision of st...

Fire in Spain's Canary Islands forces La Gomera exodus

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  • August 13, 2012
Firefighters are battling a forest fire on La Gomera in Spain's Canary Islands which forced the evacuation of nearly 1,000 people by ferry overnight. The worst affected area on La Gomera is Valle Gran Rey. Road access has been cut by the fire, which ...

Man rescued from Coventry house explosion and fire

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  • August 13, 2012
A man has been rescued following an explosion and fire at a Coventry house. Fire crews were called to the two-storey, mid-terrace property in Freeman Street at about 23:00 BST on Sunday. A West Midlands Fire Service spokesman said crews dealt with a ...

Gas cylinders warning after campers in Gwynedd burned

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  • August 13, 2012
Two people have suffered serious burns while using gas cylinders in separate incidents at camp sites in north Wales. A man in his 30s suffered burns to his arms and knees after trying to change a gas cylinder while another was alight at a site in Mor...

Alternative Olympics? Firemen compete in own games

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  • August 13, 2012
Firefighters from around the world have been taking part in a gruelling two-day competition that tests their endurance and agility. This year teams from Poland, Slovenia, Lithuania, Germany, France, UK and United States took part. Justin King, Americ...

NI Fire Service staff work in 'culture of fear'

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  • August 13, 2012
The Northern Ireland Fire Service has come under scathing attack in an investigation carried out by the Department of Health. The BBC has learned that among the many criticisms are "that staff are working in a culture of fear and mistrust". Unauthori...

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