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School devastated by fire

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  • September 1, 2012
The principal of a County Tyrone school extensively damaged in a suspected arson attack says 75% of the building has been "destroyed". See Video Report........... Reproduced under licence from BBC News © 2012 BBC...

Firefighters rescue men from Stormy Down Quarry near Bridgend

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  • September 1, 2012
Firefighters have rescued two men after they got into difficulties while swimming in a quarry. The alarm was raised at Stormy Down Quarry, South Cornelly, near Bridgend, shortly after 15:00 BST on Saturday. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said th...

Warnings after boy rescued from Farnham clay quarry

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  • September 1, 2012
Safety campaigners have urged people living near a clay quarry to heed danger signs after a boy aged 13 was stuck up to his waist for two hours. Fire and rescue teams pulled him to safety from an off-limits area of Farnham Quarry in Surrey on Monday....

Fire-hit MSC Flaminia 'safe' to be towed

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  • September 1, 2012
A chemical container ship which has been held 30 miles off the Cornish coast since two crewmen died in an explosion will be towed to Germany. The fire-damaged MSC Flaminia was inspected by a team of six salvage specialists and towing is expected to s...

Milton Keynes garage fire kills man

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  • September 1, 2012
A man has died following a fire at a garage workshop in Milton Keynes. The man was rescued by firefighters from Pluto Autos on Church Street, Bletchley, in the early hours but he died at the scene. The service said about half of the ground floor of t...

Spain fires: Costa del Sol blaze 'mostly halted'

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  • September 1, 2012
The advance of huge wildfires that have destroyed properties on Spain's Costa del Sol has been mostly halted, though pockets remain, officials say. Some people who had fled their homes have now been able to return, although others spent the night in ...

Fire at Arvalee Special School treated as suspicious

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  • September 1, 2012
The police have said they are treating a major fire at a school in County Tyrone as suspicious. Arvalee Special School on the Deverney Road in Omagh has been extensively damaged by the blaze which broke out just before midnight. Firefighters used a n...

Venezuela's Amuay oil refinery reopens after fire

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  • September 1, 2012
Venezuela's largest oil refinery has resumed production after a massive blast killed 42 people last week, state oil company PDVSA says. Last Saturday's explosion at the Amuay refinery in the west of the country set oil tanks on fire for days. The cau...

Man arrested over Kent and Sussex hospital fires

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  • September 1, 2012
A 34-year-old man has been arrested by Kent Police in connection with a series of fires and thefts in Kent and Sussex. Three fires in Brighton on Sunday and Monday caused minimal damage, but cash was stolen from unattended tills. A blaze at Crawley H...

Orkney, Shetland and Highland fire units to end

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  • September 1, 2012
Three retained fire stations in the Northern Isles and a community response unit in the Highlands are to be discontinued. The stations on Foula and Outer Skerries in Shetland, Flotta in Orkney, and Boat of Garten's community unit have been deemed not...

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