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Marden train evacuated after wheel bearings catch fire

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  • September 5, 2012
Passengers had to be evacuated from four carriages after the wheels of a train caught fire in Kent. Kent Fire and Rescue Service said firefighters were called to Marden Station at 17:56 BST. Four fire crews used dry powder and a hose reel to put out ...

Nuneaton rescuers award recommendations

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  • September 5, 2012
Three men who rescued a woman from a fire in Warwickshire have been recommended for bravery awards. Josh Hadley, Jamie Starkey and Simon House pulled her from a burning flat in Lexington Court, Nuneaton, on Friday morning, Warwickshire Fire and Rescu...

Indefinite term for arsonist and bomb hoaxer Paul Jones

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  • September 5, 2012
An arsonist and bomb hoaxer who admitted striking across the UK has been jailed indefinitely. Hoax calls by Paul William Jones, 33, of Oswestry, Shropshire, forced shopping centres, public buildings and a film studio to be evacuated. Jones made calls...

Spontaneous combustion caused Farnham barn fire

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  • September 5, 2012
A fire which destroyed a barn in Farnham containing 800 tonnes of hay was caused by spontaneous combustion, investigators have ruled. They say the closely-stacked bales at Potts Farm reached 90C and once alight took 30 firefighters to put out. Farmer...

Oxford job agency fire disrupts traffic

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  • September 5, 2012
A fire at a recruitment agency in the centre of Oxford has caused disruption to traffic in the area. Firefighters were called to the REED premises in the High Street at 10:41 BST and part of the road was shut. The fire was confined to timbers and the...

Ryde Castle Hotel blaze sparked by fireworks display

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  • September 5, 2012
A firework display on top of an Isle of Wight hotel was probably the cause of a blaze in the building, an investigation has found. Ryde Castle Hotel, owned by Greene King, partially collapsed during the fire in March, while a Hampshire couple's weddi...

Blaze at India fireworks factory 'kills 34'

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  • September 5, 2012
At least 34 people have been killed and 30 others injured in a massive blaze at a fireworks factory in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, police say. The fire at the Om Shakti factory triggered off several explosions of firecrackers with thick ...

Uckfield fire: Teenagers freed on bail in arson inquiry

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  • September 5, 2012
Three teenagers arrested on suspicion of setting a fire which severely damaged a row of shops in East Sussex have been released on bail. A man aged 18 and two 17-year-old boys, all from Uckfield, were questioned by police on Tuesday. The blaze spread...

Many left homeless after fire in Sao Paolo shanty town

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  • September 5, 2012
A fire has ripped through a Brazilian slum leaving more than 1,000 people homeless. Residents in Sao Paulo battled flames as they reached 10m (33ft) high. Firefighters said the blaze could have started in a rubbish dump. Six people were injured and 2...

Fire crews tackle blaze at building in Belfast

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  • September 5, 2012
Almost 50 firefighters have put out a blaze at a building in Adelaide Street, Belfast. Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) received a call at 20:25 BST on Tuesday and found a fire on the fifth floor stairwell of the Enterprise building...

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