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Six injured in two-vehicle crash in Cardiff

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  • August 3, 2012
Six people have been taken to hospital following a crash between two cars in Cardiff. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said seven people were in the vehicles at the time of the incident on Pentwyn Drive at 15:50 BST on Thursday. Six of them were r...

Chinnor train carriage fire police arrest teenagers

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  • August 3, 2012
Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of arson after a historical train carriage was destroyed in Oxfordshire. Police officers and the fire service were called on 26 July after a fire was started at a privately-run railway station in Chinnor....

Staffordshire fire injuries 'lowest ever'

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  • August 2, 2012
The number of serious injuries from accidental house fires in Staffordshire is at its lowest level in Staffordshire Fire and Rescue's history. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue said 27 people were seriously injured in the county in the last year, six of ...

Jersey company burns off gas from tank in St Helier

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  • August 2, 2012
A gas tank in St Helier which caught fire and nearly exploded after problems with maintenance works is being emptied. All gas in Jersey will come from the site at La Collette from Friday after the Tunnell Street facility is de-commissioned. Experts w...

Firefighters tackle fly-swarm rubbish site blaze

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  • August 2, 2012
Fire crews have put out a fire which broke out on bags of rubbish at a waste storage site in Lancashire. About 4,000 bags of rubbish have been left at the site of a former chemical factory in Nook Lane, Oswaldtwistle. The removal of the rubbish, whic...

Witnesses sought over house arson in Wolverhampton

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  • August 2, 2012
A house fire in Wolverhampton in which two people were rescued is being treated as arson. Officers were alerted to the fire on Bushbury Road, Heath Town, just after 09:00 BST on Wednesday. The house was left with minor damage and the two people who w...

Newbattle Pool evacuated over chlorine gas leak

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  • August 1, 2012
A chlorine gas leak has forced an evacuation at a Midlothian swimming pool. Two staff members at the Newbattle Pool in Newtongrange Main Street are receiving treatment after suffering throat irritation from the gas. Fire and Rescue specialists were c...

Walsall heritage concerns follow three building fires

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  • August 1, 2012
A spate of arson attacks on historical buildings in Walsall has prompted concerns the town is losing its heritage. Three buildings including the Grade II-listed Boak leatherworks, have been targeted in the last year, said the fire service. Station co...

Norfolk fire crews to axe automatic alarm call-outs

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  • August 1, 2012
Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service plans to save money by not responding to automatic fire alarms until confirmation of a fire is received. Shops, factories and public buildings would have to contact the fire service before fire engines will be sent out...

Brae Alpha platform workers called to muster over 'fire'

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  • August 1, 2012
More than 200 personnel on a North Sea oil platform have been called to muster due to a suspected fire. Marathon said an indication of fire was detected on its Brae Alpha installation, 163 miles north east of Aberdeen, shortly after 09:00. Shetland C...

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