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Fire crews tackle blaze at Oran recycling centre in Kilbagie

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  • December 27, 2012
Up to 60 firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a recycling centre in Clackmannanshire. Crews were called to Oran Environmental Solutions' plant at Kilbagie Mill, a mile north of Kincardine, just after 08:00 on Thursday. The blaze broke out in a ...

Tribute fire engine leaves Northumberland for Paraguay

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  • December 27, 2012
A North Tyneside fireman who died of cancer has had a fire engine named after him and donated to help services in Paraguay. Michael Waite, from Blyth, worked at Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) before he died in 2007 after a two-year bat...

Jersey lifeboat crews called out after 'fun' flare

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  • December 27, 2012
Jersey lifeboats, police and fire service crews were called out on Boxing Day after a flare was set off. It was sighted off Bonne Nuit in St John shortly before 16:30 GMT, prompting an hour-long search, which was called off at 18:00 GMT. Helier de Ve...

Lightning 'may have caused' fires at Dorset school and hotel

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  • December 27, 2012
Two separate fires in Dorset - one at a derelict hotel and another at a school - are thought to have been caused by lightning, the fire service has said. About 25 firefighters were called to the Cliff End Hotel in Boscombe, Bournemouth, just before 0...

Woman, aged 83, dies following house fire in Rishton

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  • December 27, 2012
A 83-year-old woman who was rescued from a house fire has died, Lancashire Fire Service has confirmed. The fire broke out on the ground floor of a semi-detached house in Cliff Street, Rishton, at 03:59 GMT on Wednesday. One man escaped and two people...

Sheep put down after Spire Hill Farm fire

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  • December 27, 2012
A number of sheep have been put down after a large fire at a farm in Dorset. About 45 firefighters tackled the blaze at Spire Hill Farm on the A357 in Stalbridge after the alarm was raised at about 04:30 GMT. About 40 sheep, ewes and lambs were rescu...

India tea workers burn boss to death in Assam state

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  • December 27, 2012
Hundreds of tea plantation workers have set alight their boss's bungalow in north-east India, burning to death the owner and his wife, officials say. Angry workers surrounded the bungalow at Kunapathar in Assam state late on Wednesday, following a tw...

Child taken to hospital after house fire

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  • December 27, 2012
A child has been taken to hospital after suffering the effects of breathing in smoke following a house fire in Tallaght, County Dublin. The blaze started in Grangeview Walk at about 04:20 GMT on Wednesday. Three people were in the house at the time. ...

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