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Foul smell complaints in southern England after gas leak

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  • January 22, 2013
A cloud of foul-smelling but harmless gas has leaked out of a factory in north-west France, prompting complaints from Paris to southern England. The leak is blamed on a chemical factory near Rouen. Many residents compared the odour to diesel fumes or...

Sutton Park pool rescue after boy falls through ice

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  • January 22, 2013
A boy has been rescued by the fire service after falling through ice on a pool in a Birmingham park. West Midlands Fire Service said they were called to the Bracebridge Pool in Sutton Park at 14:30 GMT. A spokesman said the boy, believed to be 15, ha...

Dartford dog starts fire by turning on hob

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  • January 22, 2013
A Rottweiler started a fire in a house by turning on a cooker hob which had a pile of laundry sitting on it. Kent Fire and Rescue Service said the dog set fire to a load of laundry left on the hob while the the homeowner went to collect her daughter ...

Magilligan house fire victim's name released

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  • January 22, 2013
The man who died in a house fire in Magilligan, County Londonderry, on Monday night was 57-year-old Willie Fleming. Mr Fleming died in the blaze in the Drumavally estate at about 22:00 GMT. Limavady Mayor Cathal McLaughlin, who lives nearby, knows th...

Evacuation in Beith after petrol leak in drainage system

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  • January 22, 2013
Homes and businesses in Beith were evacuated earlier after a petroleum leak in the town's drainage system. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service was called to the North Ayrshire town about 09:00 after reports of a strong smell of petrol from local prem...

Norway goat cheese fire closes tunnel

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  • January 22, 2013
A road tunnel in Norway has been closed - by a lorry-load of burning cheese. About 27 tonnes of caramelised brown goat cheese - a delicacy known as Brunost - caught light as it was being driven through the Brattli Tunnel at Tysfjord, northern Norway,...

Investigation into fire at Renfrewshire waste plant

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  • January 22, 2013
An investigation has been launched into a fire at a waste plant in Renfrewshire that caused major travel disruption. More than 60 firefighters were deployed to the WRC Recycling building in Floors Street, Johnstone, at 18:00 on Monday. Some local peo...

Man is injured in Wingate house explosion

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  • January 22, 2013
A man has been treated for facial burns after an explosion at a house in a County Durham village. Emergency services were called to the semi-detached property in Dawson Road, Wingate, near Peterlee, at 08:15 GMT. A man in the house, who has not been ...

Trial date set over Sharkey fire deaths in Helensburgh

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  • January 22, 2013
Two men are to stand trial accused of murdering three members of the same family by setting fire to their home in Helensburgh, West Dunbartonshire. Thomas Sharkey, 21, and his eight-year-old sister Bridget died in the fire in July 2011. Their father ...

A man dies in an overnight house fire in Magilligan

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  • January 22, 2013
The police have confirmed that a man has died in a house fire in Magilligan in County Londonderry. The alarm was raised in the Drumavally Estate in the town at 22:00 GMT on Monday. Four fire appliances attended the scene. The man has not yet been ide...

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