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Severe weather in York and North Yorkshire

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  • September 25, 2012
A number of areas have been affected by flooding in North Yorkshire as heavy rain hits the county. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said it received more than 100 calls on Monday night and Tuesday morning related to the heavy rain. Crews rescu...

Forest of Dean school evacuated over fire in fusebox

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  • September 25, 2012
A Forest of Dean primary school was evacuated after the discovery of a fire in a fusebox. Fire crews were called to Mitcheldean Primary School after the head teacher heard "crackles and pops" coming from an electrical distribution board. More than 20...

Severe weather in Cheshire and Merseyside

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  • September 25, 2012
More than 50 people have been moved from their homes on Merseyside after heavy rainfall. Forty homes were evacuated in Fouracres, Maghull, on Monday night when firefighters were called to clear rising water. In St Helens, the River Sankey bust its ba...

Crumlin Real Crisps blaze: Crews tackle new fires

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  • September 24, 2012
Firefighters have returned to a crisp factory four days after it was destroyed in an alleged arson when small pockets of fire recurred. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service sent a crew to the Real Crisps site on the Penyfan industrial estate, Crumlin....

Wales floods: Fire crews tackle problems after rain

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  • September 24, 2012
Fire crews have tackled flooding in several areas of Wales after heavy rainfall overnight. A driver was helped to safety after becoming stuck in flood water at Llanfynydd, Caergwrle, between Wrexham and Mold, on Monday morning. Meanwhile, about 70 st...

Flood warnings issued in West Midlands

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  • September 24, 2012
Fire crews have pumped water out of a school and rescued two horses after flooding in the West Midlands. Five flood warnings have been issued by the Environment Agency (EA) in the West Midlands following heavy rain. Warnings have been issued for the...

Men jump to escape tenement blaze

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  • September 24, 2012
Three men have been taken to hospital after jumping from a window in a burning tenement in Glasgow. They jumped from the first floor of the building in Albert Drive in the Pollokshields area in the early hours of the morning. The men, who are aged 32...

'Blunder' fires increasing say Electrical Safety Council

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  • September 24, 2012
There has been a rise in fires caused by the misuse of appliances in the home, according to the Electrical Safety Council. The ESC says fires from appliance misuse - or "safety blunders" - have increased by over a third since 2009. It says misuse is ...

Pilot hurt after plane crash lands on Isle of Mull

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  • September 24, 2012
A woman has been injured in a plane crash on the Isle of Mull. The Cessna aircraft flipped over after its front wheel dug into the ground as it touched down at the Glenforsa airfield at about 11:30. The pilot, a 49-year-old woman, suffered minor faci...

Emergency crews muster for NI's largest sea rescue exercise

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  • September 23, 2012
Northern Ireland's largest live sea rescue exercise has taken place on Belfast Lough. The coastguard, fire service and RNLI lifeboat crews from six stations were involved in the dramatic air sea mock rescue. Operation Diamond also involved crews from...

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