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Boy falls through roof of Rank Hovis mill in Ramsgate

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  • June 25, 2013
A teenage boy is critically ill in hospital after falling through the roof of a disused factory in Ramsgate. The boy, thought to be 13, was taken by air ambulance to the Royal London Hospital with what are described as extremely serious injuries. Eme...

Fire damages four-storey building in Paignton

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  • June 25, 2013
A four-storey building in Paignton, Devon has been badly damaged in a fire. Eight fire engines were called to the fire on the top floor of the building at Torbay Road in the town at about 07:45 BST. Earlier police closed the street between Queens Roa...

Sharkey fire deaths: Son says 'insane' to blame him

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  • June 25, 2013
The son of man who died in a fire along with his other two children has said it is "insane" to suggest he had anything to do with setting the blaze. Scott Snowden and Robert Jennings are on trial at the High Court in Glasgow. They deny murdering Thom...

Sheerness tower block blaze 'was started deliberately'

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  • June 25, 2013
A fire at a block of flats that left two people fighting for their lives was started deliberately, police believe. Three people were taken to hospital after being trapped in the blazing three-storey building in Richmond Street, Sheerness, on Monday a...

Beenham compost fire: Seven-month long blaze finally out

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  • June 25, 2013
A compost fire which burned for nearly seven months at an abandoned recycling centre has been finally put out. Firefighters from Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service worked for more than two weeks to spread and extinguish the smouldering waste in ...

Carrickfergus bar fire treated as arson

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  • June 25, 2013
A fire that badly damaged a bar in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, is being treated as arson, according to police. The blaze at Ownies Bar and Bistro, previously known as the Joymount Arms, was reported at about 01:30 BST on Monday. Nearby houses were ...

Bus evacuated at Coedpoeth, Wrexham after electrical fire

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  • June 25, 2013
A single-decker bus has been safely evacuated in Wrexham after an electrical fire broke out on board. North Wales Fire Service said the main damage was to the back of the vehicle in the blaze at Coedpoeth. A spokeswoman said up to eight passengers we...

Plastic hand on stick given out to test fire alarms

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  • June 25, 2013
Plastic hands on sticks are being given out as fire alarm testers by the Mid and West Wales Fire Service. Designed to be used to check ceiling mounted alarms are working, the brigade spent £17,500 on 10,000 sticks to be given to elderly or infirm pe...

Two men injured in Glasgow bakery blast

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  • June 25, 2013
Two men have been injured after a gas oven exploded at a bakery in Glasgow on Monday night. Emergency services were called to the Mothers Pride bakery in Duke Street shortly after 21:45. One man was treated for head injuries and another was reported ...

Guernsey fire and police stations could occupy one site

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  • June 25, 2013
A plan to sell off numerous States of Guernsey properties could result in the island's emergency services being housed under one roof. Under the proposed Strategic Asset Management Plan, the properties - including the current fire and police stations...

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