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Fire at Hexham chipboard factory

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  • May 27, 2013
A massive fire has broken out at a timber processing plant in Northumberland. The blaze at Egger's Hexham plant on the banks of the River Tyne began at about 22:30 BST on Sunday. A 200-metre cordon has been set up around the plant by the 60 firefight...

Darlington recycling plant fire still burning

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  • May 27, 2013
More than 40 firefighters tackled a blaze involving 5,000 tonnes of rubbish at a Darlington recycling plant. Crews from County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue were called to Albert Hill Industrial Estate, at about 19:00 BST on Saturday. At the ...

Bratton Clovelly thatched house fire tackled by crews

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  • May 27, 2013
A blaze at a thatched house in Devon has been tackled by eight fire crews. The fire broke out at the property in Bratton Clovelly, near Okehampton in Devon, at about 17:45 BST on Saturday. Fire crews from Devon and Cornwall found the roof and the fir...

London residents march against fire station closure plans

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  • May 26, 2013
Hundreds of north London residents have marched against plans to close their local fire station, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said. London Fire Brigade (LFB) plans to close 12 fire stations remove 18 fire engines, and make 500 job cuts. The FBU ...

Aeroplane makes Dundee Airport emergency landing

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  • May 26, 2013
A small aeroplane has made a safe emergency landing at Dundee Airport after one of its propellers stopped working. Police, fire, ambulance and coastguard services were called to the airport and a full emergency was declared at about 15:50. Roads were...

Black Country scrapyard fires 'could be linked'

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  • May 26, 2013
Three suspicious scrapyard fires in the Black Country in the past week could have been started by the same people, police say. About 50 vehicles were destroyed in the latest fire at A&A Auto Express in Smethwick, on Friday night. On Tuesday night...

Major scrubland fire breaks out in Slamannan

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  • May 26, 2013
Firefighters have been called to what it is described as a "major scrubland and forestry fire" in Slamannan. The outbreak was reported at about 12:15. A total of 40 firefighters are tackling the blaze. The fire is close to Shielknowes Farm on the A80...

Missouri rail crash brings down US road bridge

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  • May 26, 2013
Two goods trains have collided in the US state of Missouri, bringing down a road bridge and leaving seven people injured. The crash, in Scott County, prompted one of the trains to derail, hitting a pillar propping up Highway M, reports said. Two cars...

Guernsey Water supply 'safe' from firefighting foam

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  • May 26, 2013
A field where a cargo plane crashed and burst into flames, is set to be dug up to stop hazardous chemicals entering Guernsey's water supply. Foam used by firefighters to tackle the blaze when the plane from Luton came down, in 1999, had unsafe levels...

Six treated in Royal Victoria Hospital chemical alert

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  • May 26, 2013
Six people have been treated by paramedics after a chemical incident at a hospital in Folkestone. The alert followed the discovery of an unknown substance found in public toilets at the Royal Victoria Hospital. Firefighters wearing chemical protectio...

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