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West Sussex fire probe into Sompting bungalow blast

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  • September 20, 2012
An explosion in a West Sussex street is being investigated by police and fire experts. One person was taken to hospital with smoke inhalation after the incident in Hillside Avenue, Sompting. West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said the explosion led ...

Real Crisps factory fire: Man, 30, arrested on suspicion of arson

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  • September 20, 2012
A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire which destroyed a south Wales factory which makes crisps. More than 50 firefighters were called to the Real Crisps site on Crumlin's Penyfan industrial estate at 03:18 BST on Thursday. Gw...

Rackheath gas blast caused by human error, report finds

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  • September 20, 2012
An explosion that badly damaged a Norfolk industrial estate was caused by a gas cylinder switched on in error, an investigation has found. A cafe was destroyed and other buildings damaged at Rackheath Industrial Estate on 12 January 2011. A valve on ...

Man injured in garage 'explosion' in Darlington

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  • September 20, 2012
A man has been airlifted to hospital after a large fire broke out at an industrial estate in Darlington. The blaze ripped through a garage on the Cleveland Industrial Estate in Forge Way. A 250m cordon is in place after reports of an explosion. A Cle...

Bideford Tantons Hotel fire: Owners fined

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  • September 20, 2012
The owners of hotel in north Devon who admitted health and safety breaches after it caught fire have been fined £40,000 and told to pay £10,000 costs. More than 50 guests fled from the Tantons Hotel in Bideford after the fire was started deliberate...

Tayside firefighters tackle Angus farm straw shed fire

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  • September 20, 2012
Firefighters are remaining at the site of a blaze at a farm in Angus to ensure it has been completely extinguished. Officers from Tayside Fire and Rescue were alerted to the storage shed fire at Ingliston Farm near Glamis about 01:15 on Thursday. On ...

Taunton unused fire control centre to be rented out

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  • September 20, 2012
A fire control centre in Taunton that has stood empty since being built in 2007 has been put up for rent. The previous Labour government intended it to be one of nine regional bases to replace 46 control rooms in England, but plans were scrapped in 2...

Lightning strike sparks fire at Venezuela oil refinery

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  • September 20, 2012
A lightning strike has caused a fire at Venezuela's El Palito refinery. The bolt hit two storage tanks late on Wednesday, less than a month after an explosion at Venezuela's largest refinery left more than 40 people dead. No deaths or injuries have b...

Dorset thatched house wrecked by blaze

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  • September 20, 2012
A thatched house in Dorset has been severely damaged by fire. Crews were called to the building in Moreton, near Dorchester, at 15:50 BST on Wednesday where the thatch roof was alight. At the height of the blaze there were five fire engines from four...

Fire at Real Crisps plant at Crumlin forces evacuation

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  • September 20, 2012
Workers at a factory near Caerphilly that makes potato crisps have been evacuated as fire crews tackle a large blaze. Firefighters say 75% of the Real Crisps plant on the Penyfan industrial estate at Crumlin was alight as crews arrived just after 03:...

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