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Man arrested after Keswick fire damages three homes

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  • December 24, 2012
A 46-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a house fire in Cumbria spread to neighbouring properties. The fire destroyed one home in Windebrowe Avenue, Keswick, in the early hours of Saturday. Cumbria Police said the man was ques...

Elderly man hurt in Larkhall house fire

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  • December 24, 2012
An elderly man has been treated for burns and smoke inhalation after he was rescued from a fire at his home in Larkhall in the early hours. Police and fire crews are investigating the cause of the blaze, which happened in Croft Place in the South Lan...

Devon and Cornwall floods: Woman swept from car

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  • December 23, 2012
A woman was rescued from a river overnight after she was swept away from her car, as flooding continues to cause problems. A police helicopter found the woman clinging to a tree on the banks of the swollen River Taw, near Umberleigh, Devon shortly af...

Afghanistan: Fire sweeps through Kabul market

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  • December 23, 2012
At least six hundred shops have been destroyed by a fire which swept through a market in the Afghan capital, Kabul. No-one was injured in the blaze but the fire destroyed much of the goods on sale and forced traders to flee, says the BBC's Bilal Sarw...

Police investigate fatal Cookstown fire

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  • December 23, 2012
A man has died following a fire at a house in County Tyrone, the police have said. Police were told about the fire, which happened in Cook Crescent, Cookstown, shortly before 13:50 GMT. Fire crews also attended the scene. A Police Service of Northern...

Chatham man rescued from flat fire

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  • December 23, 2012
A man in his 30s has been rescued from a fire at a property in north Kent. Kent Fire and Rescue Service said they were called to a blaze at Steddys Court, Bryant Road, Chatham at about 00:10 GMT on Saturday. Firefighters rescued the man from a "heavi...

Fire repairs halt Brighton to London rail services

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  • December 23, 2012
Rail services between Brighton and London have been suspended while engineers carry out repairs following an electrical fire. Southern Railway also said there was a "much reduced service" between Brighton and Gatwick Airport. Up to 1.5m people are ex...

Dorset motorists rescued by firefighters

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  • December 23, 2012
Several motorists were rescued by firefighters in an inflatable boat after their vehicles became stuck in flood water in Dorset. One man rescued by fire crews near Christchurch on Friday night had been stuck in his car for five hours. A woman and a c...

Helston residents evacuated as River Cober rises

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  • December 22, 2012
Residents are being evacuated from their homes in Helston in Cornwall after river levels rose dangerously overnight, the fire service said. Police went door to door in the town waking residents and led them to a nearby emergency rest centre. Cornwall...

Guernsey speed limits may change for blue light traffic

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  • December 22, 2012
Guernsey's emergency services vehicles may be allowed to go faster, if proposals by the island's Home Department are approved by the States. Currently, ambulances and fire engines cannot be driven faster than 25mph (40km/h), unless sirens are used. T...

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