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Essex cottage thatched roof collapses in fire

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  • October 2, 2012
A 91-year-old woman and two other people managed to escape when a fire engulfed the thatched roof of an Essex cottage, causing it to collapse. More than 50 firefighters from Essex and Hertfordshire were called to Chickney Road in Henham on Saturday. ...

Man arrested and baby treated following Torquay fire

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  • October 2, 2012
A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson and a baby treated following a fire next to a shop in Torquay. Firefighters were called to a four-storey building on Tor Hill road at about 06:50 BST after flats above the shop became heavily smoke-logged...

Woman arrested over Albert Drive flats blaze

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  • October 2, 2012
A woman has been arrested in connection with three fires in Glasgow including one which forced three men to jump from a tenement window. Emergency services were called to a blaze at flats in Albert Drive, Pollokshields, on Monday. Strathclyde Police ...

Fire at Southampton recycling plant tackled for third day

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  • October 2, 2012
Firefighters are tackling a large blaze at a recycling plant in Southampton for the third day. Piles of domestic waste have been on fire at Willments shipyard in Hazel Road, on the Itchen riverside, since Friday morning. The blaze is now under contro...

Blaze at Totnes' 17th Century Royal Seven Stars hotel

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  • October 2, 2012
Fifty firefighters have tackled a fire at a 17th Century hotel in Totnes, Devon. The alarm was raised just before 22:00 BST on Saturday after a fire started in the kitchen of the Royal Seven Stars hotel and spread to the ballroom. The building was ev...

Russia oil sludge fire kills eight

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  • October 2, 2012
A huge fire at an oil sludge treatment plant in Russia has killed at least eight workers. Several others were treated for burns following the blaze in western Siberia. Investigators said the fire, at the plant owned by the Invest-Oil company, was cau...

Man dies in Orkney house fire

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  • October 2, 2012
A man has died following a fire at a house in Orkney. Highland and Islands Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a detached bungalow on fire in the Orphir area at about 13:00. The fire service sent three appliances to the scene and after t...

Man's escape from Levenshulme fire 'remarkable'

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  • October 2, 2012
A man had a "remarkable" escape from a fire in a flat over a takeaway restaurant in Manchester. Fire crews found the man on the roof of the terraced building in Stockport Road, Levenshulme at 02:42 BST. The 49-year-old was rescued by firefighters jus...

Homes evacuated after explosion in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire

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  • October 2, 2012
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service says 17 people have been evacuated after a "small explosion" in a sheltered housing complex. Firefighters attended the property in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, at 16:00 BST after the incident which is thought...

Cornwall fire equipment donated to Kosovo

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  • October 2, 2012
Firefighting equipment from Cornwall has been donated to fire stations in Kosovo. A 38 tonne lorry full of redundant breathing apparatus, hoses and uniforms has crossed Europe to reach the country. The equipment will be distributed across Kosovo's 27...

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