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Woman dies following Christchurch house fire

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  • August 24, 2012
A woman has died following a house fire in Dorset. The county's fire and rescue service was called to an address in Christchurch at about 20:00 BST on Tuesday. The woman was rescued from the property but later died in hospital. A spokesman said firef...

Fire and rescue crews in major training test

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  • August 24, 2012
More than 100 fire and rescue teams from across the UK are to compete against each other in a major training exercise in Lincolnshire. The crews will also learn the latest life-saving techniques, including new tools and techniques for rescuing people...

Homes evacuated after chip shop fire in Dundee

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  • August 24, 2012
Residents have been evacuated from their homes after a fire at a chip shop in Dundee. The blaze broke out at about 02:15 at Victors Fish Bar in Blackness Road. No-one was injured but 26 residents from flats above and adjacent the shop were led to saf...

Homes evacuated after Radcliffe explosion

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  • August 24, 2012
Up to 100 homes were evacuated after an explosion at an industrial building in the Radcliffe area of Greater Manchester. An explosion was heard when a gas main ignited in a fire in Schofield Street on Thursday night. Fire crews worked with National G...

Three people rescued from Frinton care home fire

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  • August 24, 2012
Seven people have been left homeless after a television caught fire at a care home. Firefighters were called to The Firs in Thorpe Road, in Kirby Cross near Frinton-on-Sea, at 17:50 BST on Thursday. They rescued two residents and a carer from the fir...

Man Tasered and arrested after suspected arson in Ipswich

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  • August 24, 2012
A 40-year-old man has been taken to hospital after police officers used a Taser on him at the scene of a suspected arson. The man, from the Felixstowe area, was arrested after fire spread across 10 acres of crop stubble in Ipswich. Police said he was...

Staff hospitalised after chemical spill in Omagh school

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  • August 24, 2012
Six members of staff were taken to hospital following a chemical spillage at a County Tyrone school. Fire crews wearing protective equipment attended the incident in a science room at Drumragh Integrated College in Omagh on Thursday afternoon. They c...

'Keep car keys safe' in Wrexham vehicle arson campaign

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  • August 24, 2012
Keeping car keys safe is a major weapon in the fight against thieves who torch stolen cars, a new campaign claims. Police and fire chiefs in Wrexham have launched a strategy to cut the number of stolen and abandoned vehicles set alight in the county....

Swanscombe bonfire sets 20 tonnes of tyres alight

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  • August 24, 2012
Twenty tonnes of tyres caught fire when a bonfire got out of control, leading to a plume of black smoke rising into the sky in the Swanscombe area of Kent. Kent Fire and Rescue Service said five fire engines and a command support unit attended the bl...

Hot air balloon crash kills four in Slovenia

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  • August 24, 2012
A hot air balloon has crashed and caught fire in Slovenia, killing four people and injuring at least 21 others, including children. The crash happened near the capital, Ljubljana. Ten people had to be resuscitated at the scene and eight remain critic...

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