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Woman rescued from house fire in Camelon

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  • December 12, 2012
Firefighters have rescued a woman from a blaze at a house near Falkirk that was thought to have been empty. The woman was discovered after crews were called to the two-storey building on Carmuirs Drive in Camelon, at about 18:00. A bedroom on the fir...

Man is killed in bungalow blaze in Alveley

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  • December 12, 2012
A man has been killed in a fire which severely damaged a bungalow in Shropshire. About 40 firefighters attended the blaze in Birds Green, Alveley, which broke out at about 15:30 GMT. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "When crews arriv...

Psychiatric patient Joe Paraskeva's arson conviction quashed

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  • December 12, 2012
A mentally-ill man jailed indefinitely for an arson attack in a psychiatric ward has had his conviction quashed. Joe Paraskeva, 22, who has bipolar disorder, had his prison sentence changed to a hospital order by judges at the Court of Appeal. Mr Par...

M6 in Warwickshire still partly closed by tanker fire

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  • December 12, 2012
Part of the M6 in Warwickshire remains closed more than 10 hours after a chemical tanker fire. Dozens of motorists had to leave their cars after the tanker fire between junctions 3 and 3A, near Bedworth. The Highways Agency said the southbound carria...

Ipswich ship fire: Accum ready to leave with minimal damage

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  • December 12, 2012
The agent for a ship containing 100 vehicles which caught fire in Ipswich on Monday said damage has been limited and it is about to set sail again. Wooden crates on the lower deck of the Accum were alight, but the ship's carbon dioxide extinguishing ...

Kidderminster recycling plant fire shuts roads

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  • December 12, 2012
Buildings were evacuated and roads closed after a large fire broke out at a recycling plant in Worcestershire. Fire crews were called to Lawrence Recycling, in Stourport Road, Kidderminster, at about 10:50 GMT. At its height, 15 fire engines were cal...

Smaller fire engine for Plymouth's narrower streets

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  • December 12, 2012
A new type of smaller fire engine has been deployed in Plymouth to allow better access to narrower or more crowded streets, the fire service said. The light rescue pump can do the same job as its counterparts, Devon and Somerset Fire Service said. A ...

M6 closed in Warwickshire after chemical tanker fire

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  • December 12, 2012
Motorists have been forced to leave their vehicles after a chemical tanker caught fire on the M6 in Warwickshire. The motorway has been closed in both directions between junctions two and four, the Highways Agency said. Drivers close to the tanker, ...

Freckleton fire: Man rearrested over deaths

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  • December 12, 2012
A 19-year-old man has been rearrested by police investigating the deaths of four siblings in a fire in Lancashire. Reece Smith, 19, four-year-old twins Holly and Ella and two-year-old Jordan died in the blaze at their home in Lytham Road, Freckleton,...

Cotswold Airport fire chief death ruled accidental

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  • December 12, 2012
The death of Cotswold Airport's fire services manager in an industrial incident was accidental, an inquest has found. Steven Mills, 45, from Malmesbury in Wiltshire, died on 8 April last year after suffering a traumatic head injury at Kemble Airfield...

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