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Community meets after Muswell Hill Islamic centre fire

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  • June 30, 2013
The Somali Bravanese community in north London has come together for the first time after a fire destroyed a community centre. The Bravanese Community Centre, also known as the Al-Rahma Islamic Centre, in Muswell Hill was gutted by a suspicious fire ...

A11 crash: Person dies after Besthorpe smash in Norfolk

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  • June 30, 2013
One person has died following a crash involving a horse box and a van on a major route into Norfolk. Police said the crash happened on the northbound stretch of the A11 at Besthorpe at about 15:40 BST. Air ambulance paramedics and the fire service we...

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service seeks 26 on-call firefighters

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  • June 30, 2013
Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service is to recruit 26 new on-call firefighters. The roles will be in teams in Whitehaven, Egremont, Bootle and Dalton. The fire service said recruits must be able to attend training every week and be able to get to the stat...

Southbourne flat fire rescue: Man arrested

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  • June 30, 2013
A man has been arrested after allegedly refusing to leave a burning flat and attempting to attack police with knives as they tried to rescue him. Officers used a Taser stun gun on the man before saving him from the fire in Southbourne, Dorset, on Sat...

Disused John Tams Longton factory fire was 'deliberate'

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  • June 30, 2013
A large fire at a derelict factory in Stoke-on-Trent is believed to have been started deliberately. Firefighters took more than 18 hours to put out the fire at the former John Tams factory on the Strand in Longton, which started at 21:00 BST on Frida...

East Hagbourne thatched cottage roof destroyed in fire

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  • June 30, 2013
A fire has destroyed the roof of a thatched cottage in Oxfordshire. About 40 firefighters helped tackle the blaze, which broke out at a property in East Hagbourne near Didcot at about 22:30 BST on Saturday. The occupiers managed to escape unhurt as t...

Uganda tanker fire kills 29 people

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  • June 30, 2013
At least 29 people have been killed in the Ugandan capital after a car crashed into a fuel tanker, police say. Many of those who died had rushed to the scene on a main road in Kampala to siphon off the fuel, they say. Around 20 motorbikes were burnt ...

'Wilful fireraising' at Dundee college site

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  • June 30, 2013
A fire in the old Dundee College campus in Dundee's Constitution Road is being treated as a case of wilful fireraising. Firefighters were called to the incident on the fourth floor of the building at about 15:35 on Saturday. The fire was quickly exti...

How long can fires burn?

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  • June 30, 2013
It was declared a "public nuisance" but after burning for almost seven months the compost fire in Beenham, Berkshire, has finally been extinguished. So, just how long can fires burn? The blaze at the abandoned Good2Grow recycling centre started on 30...

Boy suffers burns in Weymouth garden fire

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  • June 30, 2013
A 12-year-old boy has been taken to hospital with burns after a fire in a garden in Dorset. The blaze at the property in Spring Grove, Weymouth, had been put out with a garden hose by the time firefighters arrived, shortly after 09:00 BST. Crews were...

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