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Large scrap metal fire at yard in Nechells

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  • August 20, 2012
Firefighters have been tackling a large fire at a scrap yard in Birmingham. About 100 tonnes of scrap metal caught fire, creating a large plume of smoke which was visible for miles around. Eight fire engines were sent to a car fire at EMR yard, in La...

Wildfire sweeps across Greek island of Chios

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  • August 20, 2012
Greek firefighters are battling a large forest fire sweeping across the eastern Aegean island of Chios. The fire began in the early hours of Saturday and has been fuelled by gale force winds. Authorities said that by Monday the blaze had destroyed ab...

Seven in hospital after County Durham fire

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  • August 20, 2012
Five children and two adults were treated for smoke inhalation in hospital after a fire in County Durham. The blaze broke out in the bedroom of a house on Chestnut Grove in Roddymoor, near Crook, just after 9:30 BST. It took firefighters and two fire...

Blackpool club fire: Manager charged with arson

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  • August 20, 2012
A 30-year-old man has been charged with causing a fire which destroyed the social club he managed in Blackpool. The fire, at the Trades and Social Club in Chadwick Street last October, was so severe that the top floor of the building had to be demoli...

Arson arrest after dog dies in Lincoln fire

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  • August 20, 2012
A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a dog died in a fire at a maisonette. The occupants of about 10 homes were evacuated from the block on the Ermine estate in Lincoln, but none were hurt. Emergency services were called to Westminster...

Wildfires rage through northern California

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  • August 20, 2012
Thousands of people have been ordered to leave their homes in northern California as authorities battle to bring wildfires under control. A number of buildings have already been destroyed, and high winds are helping the spread of the flames. It is no...

Barn and 500 bales destroyed at Vale of Glamorgan farm

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  • August 20, 2012
Fire has destroyed a barn containing 500 bales of hay at a farm in the Vale of Glamorgan. The fire service was alerted to the blaze at Marcross Farm in Marcross near Wick at 02:33 BST on Monday. Crews from Llantwit Major, Bridgend and Cowbridge atten...

Fire destroys barn near Moniaive Primary School

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  • August 20, 2012
An investigation has been launched into a fire which destroyed a large hay shed at a farm next to a village school in south west Scotland. Fire crews spent the night tackling the blaze which was discovered near Moniaive Primary School at about 19:00 ...

Dogs saved in fire at Tolney Lane caravan park, Newark

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  • August 20, 2012
A dog was given oxygen therapy and resuscitated by firefighters after a fire at a caravan park in Nottinghamshire. Two other dogs were rescued but one died in the fire in Tolney Lane, Newark, at a static caravan site used by the traveller community. ...

Rail line collision staged to highlight track dangers

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  • August 20, 2012
A graphic re-enactment of a collision on a railway line in NI is due to be staged later. It will highlight the potentially fatal consequences of trespassing on the tracks. Translink said in the past year there had been about 10 incidents a month wher...

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