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St Albans: Hertfordshire crews tackle two major fires

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  • November 11, 2012
Firefighters in Hertfordshire are tackling two major fires near St Albans. A large pile of wood has been on fire at a recycling centre at Appspond Land, Potters Crouch, since about midnight on Saturday. A quantity of plastic crates is burning in the ...

Fire rips through 'Billionaires' Row' house

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  • November 11, 2012
A fire has ripped through a property on a road dubbed Billionaires' Row in north London. Three people escaped unharmed from the property in The Bishops Avenue, East Finchley, on Sunday morning. Eight fire crews were called to tackle the blaze which, ...

Blackburn fatal bungalow fire inquiries continue

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  • November 11, 2012
Investigations are continuing into a fatal fire at a detached bungalow in Blackburn, Lancashire. An elderly man, who police believe to be Christopher Proctor, 88, died in the blaze on Pleckgate Road which started at about 03:45 GMT on Saturday. His f...

Fire services count the cost of rescuing obese people

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  • November 11, 2012
UK fire and rescue services have responded to over 2,700 calls over the past five years to assist severely obese people. A single incident can cost several thousand pounds and cases include people who have got stuck in the bath. Some fire services sa...

Belmont Road residents are evacuated over Simon Place fire

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  • November 11, 2012
Residents in part of Jersey were evacuated from their homes due to a large fire, the States of Jersey Police said. Jersey Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to the fire at Simon Place on Sunday morning. It is believed the fire was in a former photog...

Indianapolis explosion destroys homes

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  • November 11, 2012
A huge explosion in the US city of Indianapolis has destroyed two homes and damaged at least 14 others. Two people were reported dead and 200 forced to evacuate. Four people were treated in hospital for minor injuries. More deaths have not been ruled...

Women rescued from dishwasher fire in Banbury

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  • November 11, 2012
Two women have been rescued from a house fire in Banbury after a dishwasher caught fire. They became trapped on the first floor of their property when fire broke out in the kitchen in the early hours. A neighbour used a ladder at the house in Lansdow...

Man killed in fire at Blackburn bungalow

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  • November 11, 2012
A man has died in a fire which has destroyed a home in Lancashire. Fire crews were called to the fire at a detached bungalow on Pleckgate Road, Blackburn, at about 03:45 GMT. Three fire engines and 15 firefighters attended the scene. Station manager ...

Farnborough fire destroys Rectory Road laundry

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  • November 11, 2012
More than 30 firefighters tackled a blaze which has destroyed an industrial laundry building in Hampshire. Crews were called to the single-storey building in Rectory Road, Farnborough, in the early hours of Saturday morning. The building measuring 10...

Appeal after 'suspicious' Brechin Castle fire

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  • November 11, 2012
Officers from Tayside Police have appealed for information following a vehicle fire they describe as "suspicious". The emergency services were alerted to the fire at 18:51 on Friday. It was beside Brechin Equestrian Centre at Haughmuir, opposite Brec...

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