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Woman and children rescued from fire in Edinburgh

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  • August 31, 2012
Four children and a woman have been taken to hospital after a fire in a flat in Edinburgh. Emergency services were called to the blaze in Parkhead Drive at about 17:30. Three boys, aged six, four and three, a 10-year-old girl and a 30-year-old woman ...

House arson in Leek 'put firefighters at risk'

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  • August 31, 2012
Arsonists who set an empty house alight put firefighters' lives at risk, the fire service has said. Twenty-five firefighters tackled the blaze at the empty house in Junction Road, Leek, Staffordshire, overnight. Leek station manager Carl Mason said t...

Fire and theft at Kent and Canterbury hospital

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  • August 31, 2012
A theft from a hospital after a fire broke out elsewhere in the building is under investigation, Kent Police said. The fire at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital started at about 14:00 BST. Kent Police are linking the fire with a blaze at the Medway Ma...

Public safety fears over West Yorkshire fire cuts plan

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  • August 31, 2012
Plans to cut 200 firefighter posts in West Yorkshire could have "serious consequences" for public safety, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said. The county's fire and rescue service has put forward the recommendation, along with plans to close and m...

Sneinton roof fire school could have been lost in blaze

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  • August 31, 2012
Fire crews say swift action prevented a Nottingham school from being completely destroyed after a fire in the building's roof. Station manager Andy Lindley said hot materials used by contractors at Sneinton Church of England Primary School on Thursda...

Blaze destroys Shetland's Bod Ayre seaweed factory

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  • August 31, 2012
A fire which destroyed a seaweed processing factory in Shetland is being investigated. Bod Ayre exports seaweed products across Europe. The alarm was raised at the company premises in the early hours of Thursday morning, and Highlands and Islands Fir...

Surrey caravan fire 'not suspicious'

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  • August 31, 2012
Police have released a man who was arrested after another man suffered serious burns in a caravan fire. Surrey Police said the blaze which broke out at in Perrylands Lane in Smallfield near Horley on Wednesday was now "deemed non-suspicious". A spoke...

Edinburgh explosion leaves two in hospital

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  • August 31, 2012
Two men aged 39 and 60 have been taken to hospital following a fire at a bed and breakfast in Edinburgh. Neighbours and passers-by reported a small explosion at the property, which is understood to provide homeless accommodation, in the city's Longst...

Sellafield train derails as floods hit Cumbria

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  • August 31, 2012
A replacement train sent to help passengers after a train derailed in Cumbria after a night of heavy rain was forced to stop after it got stuck. More than 100 people were on a Northern Rail train when it struck a landslide south of St Bees, near Neth...

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