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Surrey fire crews tackle blaze at Chobham Common

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  • July 16, 2013
Two hectares (5 acres) of heathland has been destroyed after a fire at a nature reserve in Surrey. It started at Chobham Common, off Staple Hill, at about 21:40 BST on Monday and three crews tackled the blaze through the night. At the height of the f...

Falmouth firefighters rescue woman from burning flat

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  • July 16, 2013
A semi-conscious woman has been taken to hospital after being rescued from a fire in Cornwall. Firefighters broke down the door of the flat in Arwenack Avenue, Falmouth after the alarm was raised on Monday night. The building was evacuated and 10 peo...

Heston fire: Woman died from head and chest injuries

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  • July 16, 2013
A woman who jumped from a burning building in Heston, west London on Tuesday died from head and chest trauma, a post-mortem examination has found. A man found inside the building died from inhaling fumes from the fire. Two men aged 37 and 18 who surv...

Norbert Dentressangle pet food store blaze near Grantham

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  • July 16, 2013
A huge fire at a storage plant near Grantham has prompted fears of asbestos fumes escaping. The blaze erupted at about 15:15 BST at the Norbert Dentressangle plant on Burton Lane in Easton, near Grantham. Eyewitnesses said the smoke could be seen for...

South Wales fire stations could be downgraded

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  • July 16, 2013
Some fire stations could be downgraded in south Wales with full-time firefighters replaced by on-call crews. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service is holding its biggest ever review of frontline staff, equipment, vehicles and station locations. Plans i...

Dorset village hall cordoned off after gas mains fire

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  • July 16, 2013
Two houses caught fire and a gas main ruptured, causing neighbours to flee their homes. A village hall and 25 homes were evacuated and cordoned off during the blaze at Vale Road in the Dorset village of Stalbridge. Two semi-detached houses caught fir...

Carlisle Railway Station lift fire

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  • July 16, 2013
A fire broke out in a lift at Carlisle railway station. About 200 passengers and staff were forced to leave the station when the blaze erupted at about 13:40 BST, the cause of which is the subject of an investigation. Fire crews from Carlisle attende...

Freckleton fire: Dyson Allen used 'to start fires'

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  • July 16, 2013
A teenager accused of killing four siblings in a house blaze told a jury he started fires when he was younger. Dyson Allen, 19, denies deliberately or accidentally starting a fire in a bedroom wardrobe in a dormer bungalow in Freckleton, Lancashire. ...

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