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M25 in Surrey repaired after lorry blaze

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  • June 22, 2013
Repairs have been carried out on a section of the M25 in Surrey after a heavy goods vehicle caught fire. Three of the five lanes had to be closed between junctions 13 and 12 (for Staines/Egham and the M3) after the fire broke out on Friday afternoon....

Crews remain at Lawrence Road recycling plant six days after fire

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  • June 22, 2013
Crews are still at the scene of a recycling plant six days after a fire. Up to 80 firefighters fought the blaze on an industrial estate at Lawrence Recycling in Kidderminster on Sunday. The fire was within large piles of waste including paper and pla...

Cornflakes start fire at Kellogg's factory in Trafford Park

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  • June 22, 2013
A fire caused by cornflakes becoming jammed in an oven at the Kellogg's factory near Manchester has been tackled by firefighters. Crews attended the blaze on the fifth floor of the building in Trafford Park at about 04:50 BST, with about 70 staff on ...

Two hurt in car fire chemist crash on Elgin Street in Hanley

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  • June 22, 2013
Two men were seriously injured when their car came off the road and caught fire. The vehicle hit a lamppost, street signs and a chemist near the junction of Elgin Street and Stoke Road in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. Paramedics managed to pull the two men...

'Hazardous' fire at industrial unit

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  • June 22, 2013
Firefighters have extinguished a serious blaze at an industrial unit in Denny, near Falkirk. Six fire engines and three specialist appliances were needed to tackle the fire, which was made more hazardous by the presence of chemicals and diesel. Crews...

Jade Clark death: Man admits causing death by careless driving

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  • June 22, 2013
A driver has pleaded guilty to causing the death of a 16-year-old girl in Dorset by careless driving . Moped rider Jade Clark, from Ringwood, Hampshire, died in a crash on the A31 in Dorset on 24 February. Brian Hampton, 58, also admitted two counts ...

Qatar jails five people over fatal shopping centre fire

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  • June 22, 2013
Five people, including a member of Qatar's ruling family, have been sentenced to jail in connection with a deadly fire at a shopping centre. Nineteen people, most of them children at a nursery, died in the blaze in Doha last year. A government invest...

Essex firefighter Martin Sibley inquest opened

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  • June 22, 2013
A firefighter who "dedicated his life to the community" was found hanged at his home in Essex, an inquest heard. Martin Sibley, 48, of Colchester, was pronounced dead by paramedics on Monday afternoon. The inquest heard Mr Sibley had been "spoken to"...

Sharkey fire deaths: Witness denies setting blaze

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  • June 22, 2013
A murder trial witness has denied setting the fire which killed three members of the Sharkey family. Steven McKeown, 22, is one of a number of men blamed for the alleged killings by the two men accused of murdering Thomas Sharkey and his two children...

Oxfordshire farmer drives burning tractor to safety

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  • June 22, 2013
A farmer has been praised for driving his burning tractor away from village homes in Oxfordshire. John Malins drove the blazing tractor and trailer to a side road in Tusmore Lane, Souldern, away from the main road and nearby properties. Fire crews sa...

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