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Heckmondwike fire crews tackle water plant blaze

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  • June 12, 2013
Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a water treatment works in West Yorkshire which sent a plume of black smoke into the sky. A large amount of plastic in a disused tank caught fire at the Yorkshire Water plant on Smithies Lane, Heckmondwike, ...

Smethwick scrap metal yard fire caused by 'electrical fault'

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  • June 12, 2013
A fire at a scrap metal yard in the West Midlands was caused by a "possible electrical fault in one of the scrap cars", the fire service has said. At its height over 50 firefighters tackled the blaze at Sims Metal Management, on Rabone Lane, Smethwic...

Sheffield ski centre fire: Two teenagers charged

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  • June 12, 2013
Two teenage boys have been charged with arson following a fire at the Sheffield Ski Village. A shed and two outbuildings were badly damaged in the blaze on 24 April, a year after the Vale Road site's main building was destroyed by fire. The boys, age...

Colorado wildfires prompt evacuation of thousands

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  • June 12, 2013
Colorado is facing a trio of wildfires in hot, dry conditions, including one threatening the world's highest suspension bridge. The blazes have razed dozens of homes and prompted the evacuation of nearly 6,500 people, including hundreds of inmates fr...

Stanton fire: Man died from breathing in smoke

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  • June 12, 2013
Nobody else is thought to have been involved in a fire which killed a man at a Suffolk caravan park, police said. The dead man, who was believed to be in his 80s, was found at his bungalow at Shepherd's Grove Park, Stanton in the early hours of Monda...

Sharkey fire deaths: Trial hears of 'ammonia attack'

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  • June 12, 2013
A witness in the Sharkey fire deaths trial has told how one of the murder accused left a Helensburgh pub minutes before he had ammonia thrown at him. Michael McGinley told the High Court in Glasgow that his family home in the town was set on fire the...

Huge fire destroys Faversham Linen Services in Kent

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  • June 12, 2013
About 60 firefighters have tackled a huge blaze that broke out at a commercial laundry in east Kent. The fire, which gutted the Victorian building belonging to Faversham Linen Services, on Ashford Road in Faversham, started just before 04:00 BST. It ...

Windsor house blaze investigators seek witness

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  • June 12, 2013
A man pictured at the scene of a fire that destroyed a house in Windsor is being sought by police. The blaze in Park Street, started at about 22:00 BST on Tuesday 7 May, took around five hours to bring it under control. Police believe a man, wearing ...

Fire at Leicester paper and plastics factory

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  • June 12, 2013
Parts of a factory in Leicester have collapsed after a fire burned through the night. The fire at the Reusable and Disposable Catering Supplies plant in Trevanth Road started shortly before midnight on Tuesday. Up to 55 firefighters tackled the blaze...

Ramsgate man burnt after using fuel to start bonfire

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  • June 12, 2013
A man suffered burns when a bonfire exploded in his garden. The man, thought to be in his late 20s, appeared to have used liquid fuel on rubbish in Ramsgate on Tuesday, Kent Fire and Rescue Service said. He threw a lit match on to the items and vapou...

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