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Gas leak forces university evacuation in Coleraine

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  • May 31, 2013
Students and staff have returned to university buildings after a gas leak forced them to evacuate. Six fire appliances were on standby at the site in Coleraine, County Londonderry, after a mains gas pipe was ruptured by a contractor. There are no rep...

Norton Bridge freight train hit by fire

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  • May 31, 2013
More than 20 firefighters have tackled a blaze on a freight train in Staffordshire. It broke out on wagons carrying tracks and other railway equipment at Norton Bridge, near Stafford, at about 20:30 BST on Thursday. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Serv...

Beenham compost fire: Work to start on putting out flames

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  • May 31, 2013
Work to put out a recycling plant fire, which has been burning for five months, will begin next week. The blaze that started in a pile of wood mulch at Good 2 Grow Recycling in Beenham, Berkshire has been declared a "public nuisance". It has been mon...

Ingoldmells' Bell Inn customers flee devastating fire

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  • May 31, 2013
Customers in a crowded Lincolnshire pub were forced to flee after a fire broke out that caused the roof to collapse. The Ingoldmells pub was evacuated and witnesses said the collapse happened within 10 minutes. One person was treated for smoke inhala...

Hillingdon Hindu temple blaze treated as suspicious

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  • May 31, 2013
A fire at a Hindu temple in west London is being treated as suspicious. Officers were called to the Adhya Shakti Mataji temple in Cowley High Street, Hillingdon, shortly after midnight on Tuesday. Firefighters put out the fire which had caused signif...

Rathlin gorse blaze: Crews bring fire under control

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  • May 31, 2013
Fire crews from all over Northern Ireland have brought a large gorse fire on Rathlin Island under control. Emergency services were called shortly after 13:00 BST on Thursday afternoon, to respond to the blaze that spanned more than a kilometre. It be...

Devon and Somerset Fire Service 'should not use reserves to avoid cuts'

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  • May 31, 2013
Devon and Somerset's fire service should not use its cash reserves to deal with £5.5m in cuts planned over two years, managers have said. The service had £8.9m in reserves, a meeting of the Devon and Somerset Fire Authority heard. The meeting was d...

Firebomb man Archibald McKay jailed for murder bid

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  • May 31, 2013
A man who tried to kill a shop owner by firebombing his fast-food takeaway in Glasgow has been jailed for nine years. Archibald McKay, 44, from Possil, was convicted of attempting to murder 34-year-old Rashid Ali at the Spicy Bite in Saracen Street o...

Sharkey fire deaths: Accused 'made pub blaze threat'

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  • May 31, 2013
A man accused of murdering three people in a house fire in Helensburgh threatened to burn down the house of a pub manager, a court has heard. Claire McMahon, 30, told the High Court in Glasgow that Scott Snowden said in a phone call he would burn her...

Fire training for offshore workers at Newcastle Airport

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  • May 31, 2013
Offshore workers will be trained in firefighting skills at a new training centre on Tyneside. About 6,000 people every year are expected to visit Offshore Training Newcastle which has a mock platform rig and a helipad. It is hoped the base at Newcast...

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