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Fire at Luca Cumani's Newmarket stable

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  • September 3, 2012
A fire has broken out at racehorse trainer Luca Cumani's stables in Suffolk. More than 30 firefighters were called to tackle the blaze at Bedford House, Newmarket, after it started at about 10:30 BST. Stable hands are said to have spotted the fire an...

Fire forces US forest evacuation

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  • September 3, 2012
Thousands of people have been forced to evacuate a national park in California because of a wildfire. About 200 firefighters were needed to deal with the outbreak which quickly covered more than 3,000 acres. The BBC's Ros Atkins reports Read More.......

Barn blaze at Farnham farm destroys 800 tonnes of hay

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  • September 3, 2012
A barn containing 800 tonnes of hay has gone up in flames in Surrey, costing the farmer an estimated £100,000 plus the value of the building. Matt Luard, who owns Potts Farm in Runwick Lane, Farnham, said the "fairly major" blaze had undone a lot of...

Woman dies in flat fire in Stubbington

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  • September 3, 2012
A woman has been found dead following a fire at a block of flats in Hampshire. Hampshire Fire and Rescue crews were called to a "fully developed" fire at a ground floor flat at Marks Road, Stubbington, late on Sunday evening. Twenty firefighters exti...

Joining firefighters on the front line amid budget cuts

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  • September 3, 2012
Panorama's Declan Lawn investigates the latest equipment being used by the West Midlands Fire Service to battle small fires. While the Brigade Response Vehicle is welcomed by firefighters, some worry that it could be used to replace bigger crews and ...

Uckfield High Street fire 'started deliberately'

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  • September 3, 2012
A fire which severely damaged a row of shops in an East Sussex town on Sunday night was started deliberately, Sussex Police have said. Fire crews were called just before 23:00 BST to a bin alight at the rear of a building on Uckfield High Street. The...

Manchester city centre fire tackled by 60 firefighters

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  • September 3, 2012
About 60 firefighters have been tackling a large fire at a three storey building in Manchester city centre. Fire crews were called to the disused site on Derby Street, Cheetham Hill, at 20:10 BST on Sunday, with the second floor and roof of the build...

Uckfield High Street fire severely damages shops

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  • September 3, 2012
Five properties at the centre of an East Sussex town have been severely damaged by fire. Fire crews were called just before 23:00 BST on Sunday to a bin alight at the rear of a premises on Uckfield High Street. One of the buildings has to be partly d...

Fire at former Clooney Army base site investigated

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  • September 3, 2012
An investigation is underway into the cause of a large fire at the former Clooney Army base in Londonderry. The blaze broke out in derelict portacabins on the Limavady Road site just before 20:00 BST on Sunday. It took almost 20 firefighters and four...

House fire couple's insurance battle over 'occupancy'

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  • September 3, 2012
Not living full-time in your home can invalidate your insurance, as one couple found out when fire devastated their property during renovation work. Carpenter Andrew Hill and his girlfriend Chaska Gaines bought a bungalow in Glastonbury for £138,000...

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