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Oil tanks destroyed in Cookstown arson attack

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  • January 4, 2013
Three oil tanks located close to flats in Cookstown, County Tyrone, have been destroyed in an arson attack. The fire and rescue service attended the blaze at Ratheen Avenue after the alarm was raised shortly before 06:30 GMT on Friday. Three oil tank...

Fine for worker's death at Chelmsford sub-station

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  • January 4, 2013
A power company has been fined £275,000 over the death of a worker in an explosion and fire at an electricity sub-station in Essex. John Higgins, 59, died from the effects of burns and inhalation of toxic gasses at the EDF sub station in Bishop Hall...

Beenham wood mulch fire 'could burn for another month'

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  • January 4, 2013
A fire at a compost-making plant in Berkshire which began five weeks ago could burn for another month, the fire service has said. The fire at the Grundon-owned site in Beenham broke out in 1,000 tonnes of fermenting wood mulch on 30 November. Royal B...

Man charged over Worcester City Guest House fire

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  • January 4, 2013
A 31-year-old man has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life after a fire at a guest house. The blaze broke out in a first floor bedroom at City Guest House in Barbourne Road, Worcester, just before 23:30 GMT on Wednesday. The fire was ...

Sandbanks Hotel evacuated due to chemical gas leak

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  • January 4, 2013
Staff and guests were evacuated from a hotel in Dorset following a chemical gas leak. Fire crews were called to Sandbanks Hotel in Poole on Friday morning after a leak involving chlorine gas. About 50 people were evacuated. Four casualties were treat...

A487 in Pembrokeshire closed after gas lorry crash

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  • January 4, 2013
A main road in Pembrokeshire was closed in both directions after a lorry carrying gas overturned. The crash took place on the A487 between St David's and Croesgoch at around 08:45 GMT. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service was called to make the...

Kirkcudbright crash 'highlights country road dangers'

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  • January 4, 2013
The fire service has highlighted the dangers of driving on rural roads in southern Scotland after a single vehicle crash near Kirkcudbright. A woman suffered "lower limb injuries" in the incident on the A755 at about 13:45 on Thursday. Her car struck...

Fire warning over 'dangerous modern fridge freezers'

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  • January 4, 2013
Modern fridge freezers are the most dangerous household appliance when involved in a blaze, a London Fire Brigade (LFB) report has found. It said they contain large amounts of plastic and flammable insulation, which can cause large fires that spread ...

Pets die in blaze at Staffordshire cattery

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  • January 4, 2013
Up to 15 cats are feared to have died in a fire at a cattery in Staffordshire. About 30 firefighters were called to Pinetrees Cattery in Huntington, north of Cannock, at about 05:30 GMT. Fire chiefs said they believed 20 cats had been housed there an...

A9 reopens after Tesco lorry fire near Slochd summit

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  • January 4, 2013
The A9 in the Highlands has fully reopened following a lorry fire between Carrbridge and Inverness. The road was shut at Metal Bridge, about half a mile south of the Slochd summit, after a Tesco delivery vehicle caught fire at about 02:45. The old A9...

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