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Many injured in church bell tower firework blast

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  • August 14, 2012
Up to 28 people were injured when a rogue firework accidentally set off thousands of others in a church bell tower at a festival in Spain. A spokeswoman for Elche town hall in eastern Spain said three firework operators were hospitalised for serious ...

Ballymena fire causes 30 homes to be evacuated

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  • August 14, 2012
Six fire appliances are trying to bring a fire at a disused laundry in Ballymena under control. Police and the Fire Service are attending the scene of the blaze on the Clonavon Road. About 30 nearby homes have been evacuated. The road has been closed...

Man pleads guilty to flat fire in Edinburgh

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  • August 14, 2012
A man has pled guilty to starting a fire which sparked the rescue of 15 people from a block of flats in Edinburgh last year. Thomas Ferrier, from Eskview Grove, Dalkeith, admitted setting fire to a ground floor flat in November. Edinburgh Sheriff Cou...

Woman and baby rescued from fire in Edinburgh

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  • August 14, 2012
A 28-year-old woman and her three-month-old baby girl have been taken to hospital after a deliberate fire in the Granton area of Edinburgh. Emergency services were called out shortly before 11:30 to a report of a building alight in Royston Mains Gard...

Man dies after scaffolding collapse in Sittingbourne

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  • August 14, 2012
A man has died after falling from scaffolding which collapsed outside a house in Kent. The man, thought to be aged in his 50s or 60s, fell in Chalkwell Road, Sittingbourne, at about 11:00 BST. Fire crews were called to the scene to remove scaffolding...

Fire service cover lacking in East Sussex towns: FBU

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  • August 14, 2012
Towns and villages in East Sussex are being left without local fire cover while cuts are being planned, according to the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). The union has criticised East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS), claiming that appliances have no...

Fire in Spain's Canary Islands an 'ecological disaster'

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  • August 14, 2012
Firefighters in Spain's Canary Islands are still struggling to contain a blaze on La Gomera described by a local official as an "ecological disaster". Five planes and seven helicopters are supporting firefighters on the ground. But a change in wind d...

Llangefni: Vion food factory ammonia gas leak inquiry

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  • August 14, 2012
Officials are investigating after ammonia gas leaked at a food factory on Anglesey. Ten fire service vehicles were dispatched when up to two tonnes of gas leaked from the Vion food processing plant on Llangefni Industrial Estate. Residents were advis...

Llangefni Industrial Estate chemical leak contained

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  • August 14, 2012
Residents were advised to stay in their homes and to close doors and windows while firefighters contained a chemical leak at a food factory on Anglesey. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service sent seven engines to Llangefni Industrial Estate at 21:09 BS...

Calf rescued from mine shaft in Bonsall, near Matlock

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  • August 14, 2012
A calf has been reunited with its mother after firefighters rescued it from a mine shaft in Derbyshire. The calf is thought to have been down the 20ft deep mine shaft for several hours before it was winched to safety. The specialist animal rescue tea...

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