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Conwy Valley fire: Two women treated after Dolgarrog blaze

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  • December 2, 2012
One woman has received hospital treatment and another was treated at the scene of an early morning house fire in the Conwy Valley, say North Wales Fire and Rescue Service. Two crews from Llanrwst and Conwy attended the blaze at Taylor Avenue, Dolgarr...

Japan Sasago tunnel: Collapse traps cars

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  • December 2, 2012
A major road tunnel has collapsed in Japan, trapping a number of vehicles and leaving at least seven people missing, media reports say. Survivors described how large sections of concrete fell on top of cars in the Sasago tunnel. A fire broke out and ...

Man dies in York sheltered housing fire

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  • December 2, 2012
A man has died in a fire at a sheltered housing complex in North Yorkshire fire investigation officers say. Emergency crews were called to a fire at City Mills retirement home in York at 10:00 GMT where an elderly man was found dead at the scene. Ske...

London Fire Brigade says electric heaters cause fire-a-day

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  • December 2, 2012
Electric heaters are responsible for a fire a day in London, the city's fire brigade has warned. London Fire Brigade said over the last four winters there have been 310 fires caused by electric heaters, leading to 10 deaths and 57 injuries. The spoke...

Man seriously injured in Minehead house fire

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  • December 2, 2012
A man has been seriously injured in a house fire in Minehead in Somerset. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said a neighbour alerted them to the fire at the property in Bowsprit Close on Friday evening. A spokesman said five fire engines att...

Man dies in Consett terraced house fire

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  • December 2, 2012
A man has died in a fire at a house in County Durham. Emergency services were called to the terraced property in Gladstone Gardens, Consett, at about 06:30 GMT on Friday. The 41-year-old man, who was trapped inside, was recovered by firefighters but ...

Cornish recovery firm expands after floods

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  • December 2, 2012
A Cornish business has quadrupled in size during the last five years, mostly because of the number of flooding incidents it has dealt with. Redruth-based damage recovery specialists, Richfords Fire and Flood, said the last eight months had been its b...

New fire and rescue training centre opens in Dundee

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  • December 2, 2012
A new "state-of-the-art" training centre has been opened by Tayside Fire and Rescue Service in Dundee. The £2m facility at Kingsway East Fire Station will allow firefighters to train for a number of incident types. As well as the more traditional tr...

Immingham docks coal train man rescued

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  • December 2, 2012
A drunken man who climbed into a train wagon heading to Immingham docks to be loaded with coal has been rescued after a passerby heard his cries for help. Police who sent a helicopter to locate the train said the quick-thinking passerby probably save...

Motorist dies after A97 collision in Aberdeenshire

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  • December 2, 2012
A man died and a woman and baby were flown to hospital by helicopter after a crash on the A97 in Aberdeenshire. The two-vehicle collision happened on the Huntly to Aberchirder road, about five miles from Huntly, just before 10:40. Grampian Police sai...

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