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Fire at H W Martin's Leeds waste treatment plant

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  • July 31, 2013
A large fire has started at a waste treatment plant on the outskirts of Leeds. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said it began in a building at HW Martin Waste in Beeston at about 01:30 BST. Twelve fire engines and two aerial platforms have been sent to...

Mile Cross Phoenix Centre arsonists sentenced

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  • July 31, 2013
Two teenage boys have been sentenced for setting fire to a children's centre. The boys, aged 15 and 16, were found guilty of arson last month after causing damage estimated at £100,000 to the Phoenix Centre in Norwich. Both were given 12-month rehab...

Two men fall down lift shaft at flats in Bloomsbury, London

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  • July 31, 2013
Two men have fallen four floors down a lift shaft at a block of flats in central London. Police said the men were lift engineers attending a call at Russell Court on Coram Street at about 17:00 BST. The London Ambulance Service said both men suffered...

Jersey senator wants compulsory sprinklers in new homes

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  • July 31, 2013
All new homes in Jersey could have to be built with emergency sprinkler systems, if a politician can get enough support. Senator Lyndon Farnham said the move could save lives, avoid property damage and bring insurance premiums down. New care homes an...

Firework factory blast families win compensation case

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  • July 31, 2013
The families of two fire officers killed in a blast at a fireworks factory in East Sussex are entitled to compensation, the High Court has ruled. Firefighter Geoff Wicker, 49, and fire service cameraman Brian Wembridge, 63, died in the fire at Marlie...

Cleveland fire chief wants public to offer strike cover

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  • July 31, 2013
Volunteer members of the public should fight fires if fire crews go on strike, Cleveland's fire chief has said. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is holding a national ballot in a dispute over pensions. If agreed, industrial action could take place as ea...

Woman rescued from Gloucester flat following suspected arson

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  • July 31, 2013
A woman has been rescued from a second-floor flat in Gloucester following a fire which firefighters believe was started deliberately. The blaze started among mattresses and clothes in the basement of the house in Barton Street, early on Tuesday, and ...

Rochdale house fire: Two injured and one missing

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  • July 30, 2013
Two men are being treated in hospital and one man is unaccounted for after a fire caused a house to partially collapse in Greater Manchester. The fire broke out at an end-of-terrace house in War Office Road, Rochdale, at about 05:10 BST. The men, age...

Explosions rock Florida gas plant

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  • July 30, 2013
At least seven people were injured by a series of explosions at a gas plant in the US state of Florida, officials say. They were working at the Blue Rhino propane plant, in the town of Tavares, when the blasts began at about 23:00 (03:00 GMT), blowin...

Philadelphia row house collapse injures eight

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  • July 30, 2013
Eight people have been injured when a Philadelphia row house collapsed and severely damaged neighbouring houses. A contractor was working on a water heater inside the home in the Pennsylvania city when an explosion occurred, officials told local medi...

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