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Homes evacuated after Little Tew workshop blaze

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  • September 17, 2012
Residents were evacuated from homes in an Oxfordshire village as crews tackled a fire in a workshop. Firefighters and police were called to the property in Enstone Road, Little Tew, at about 14:30 BST. Thames Valley Police said the road through the v...

Man dies in Denton fire 'caused by cigarette'

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  • September 17, 2012
A man has died in a fire in Greater Manchester which is thought to have been started by a discarded cigarette. Fire crews were called to a ground-floor flat on Trowbridge Road in Denton just after 06:00 BST. A 52-year-old man was rescued by firefight...

Escaped python found after Henham thatched house fire

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  • September 17, 2012
A four-foot long snake missing for weeks was found safe after falling from the roof of a burning house in Essex. The four-foot carpet python was in the roof of the property in Pledgdon Green, Henham, near Bishop's Stortford, when a fire broke out at ...

Chinese lantern causes Flintshire conservatory fire

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  • September 17, 2012
A homeowner had a lucky escape after a Chinese lantern caused a fire in Flintshire. North Wales Fire and Rescue say the incident at Hilltop Close, Ewloe, highlights one "hazard" in using lanterns. It burned through plastic on a conservatory roof, lea...

Days to put out Stanton-by-Dale recycling plant fire

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  • September 17, 2012
Firefighters attending a fire at a recycling plant in Derbyshire said it could take up to three days to put out. About 8,000 tonnes of wood and sawdust at the centre in Lows Lane in Stanton-by-Dale, near Ilkeston, started burning on Saturday night. T...

Fifty firemen tackle toaster fire in Oxfordshire

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  • September 17, 2012
A toaster sparked a house fire which took 50 firefighters to extinguish. The fire broke out at a home in Lyneham near Chipping Norton at about 13:00 BST on Saturday, Oxfordshire Fire Service incident commander Jason Crapper said. The blaze spread to ...

Major fire at recycling plant in Stanton-by-Dale

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  • September 17, 2012
Thousands of tonnes of wood and waste has been destroyed in a fire at a recycling plant in Derbyshire. Emergency crews were called to the fire on Lows Lane in Stanton-by-Dale, near Ilkeston, at about 22:30 BST on Saturday. About 8,000 tonnes of mater...

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