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Hampshire fire crews stop 100-litre diesel spillage

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  • January 7, 2013
Fire crews battled to stop 100 litres of diesel leaking into drains after a tanker overturned in Hampshire. The vehicle was carrying 8,000 litres of liquid sewage when it lost control near Leckford Estate in Stockbridge at about midday. Firefighters ...

Dog turns on hob and dies in fire at Radcliffe house

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  • January 7, 2013
A dog has died after jumping on to a cooker and starting a fire at a house in Greater Manchester. It is thought the dog caught the hob switch with its paw, accidentally switching it on at the house in Borough Avenue, Radcliffe, on Sunday evening. Fir...

Southend vet continues operating while surgery burns

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  • January 7, 2013
Firefighters helped a vet to continue operating on a dog after a blaze broke out in an Essex surgery. Staff at Medivet in Southend were operating on a dog when a fire started in a dishwasher upstairs. Firefighters from Essex Fire and Rescue Service t...

UK Tough Guy: Isle of Man firefighter takes on challenge

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  • January 7, 2013
An Isle of Man firefighter will take on one of the world's most dangerous obstacle courses to raise money for the island's hyperbaric therapy chamber. Matt Tyrer has trained for six months ahead of the UK Tough Guy event, dubbed the "world's hardest ...

Fire at Salford 'cannabis farm' forces evacuations

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  • January 7, 2013
A number of people were forced to leave their homes after a fire at a suspected cannabis farm in Salford. The fire service and police were called to Baltic Street, Weaste, at 05:15 GMT, where three terraced house lofts were found alight. Police said ...

Teenager held over Scout hall fire in Shotts

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  • January 7, 2013
A teenager has been arrested in connection with a fire that destroyed a Scout hall in North Lanarkshire. Strathclyde Police said the blaze broke out at the hall in Benhar Road, Shotts, at about 20:00 on Friday. The fire completely destroyed the roof ...

Family treated in hospital after Paisley house fire

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  • January 7, 2013
Three family members have been treated in hospital after a kitchen fire at their home in Paisley, Renfrewshire. Crews from Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service were called to the property in Schaw Road, in the town's Gallowhill area, at about 12:15 on...

Man arrested over Burnley Spar shop fire

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  • January 7, 2013
A man had to be rescued from the roof of a convenience store destroyed in a suspected arson attack in Burnley. Firefighters were called to a blaze at the Spar shop on Padiham Road at 22:50 GMT on Sunday. A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspici...

Three flee 'racially motivated' fire attack on Alloa house

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  • January 7, 2013
A man rescued from a house fire in Alloa, described as a racially motivated incident, has claimed it is not the first time their property has been targeted. Jahhan Zaib Tayyab was one of three people who escaped following the blaze at the house in th...

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