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Southampton family treated after small chemical explosion

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  • July 18, 2013
A family have been treated for gas inhalation following a small chemical explosion in the swimming pool plant room at their Southampton home. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said chemicals were being prepared to be put in the pool when the explosio...

California fire prompts 6,000 residents to flee

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  • July 18, 2013
About 6,000 people have been told to flee their homes as a wildfire rages near the desert resort of Palm Springs, California, officials said. Almost 3,000 firefighters are tackling the so-called Mountain Fire, which is only 15% contained after four d...

Family house fire murderer jailed for a minimum 30 years

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  • July 18, 2013
A man has been jailed for a minimum of 30 years for murdering three generations of a family in a fire, including his six-month old baby on her first night home from hospital. Kim Buckley, 46, her daughter Kayleigh, 17, and granddaughter Kimberley die...

Crews tackle fire at Tentsmuir Forest in Fife

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  • July 18, 2013
Police have warned members of the public to stay away from a fire in the Tentsmuir Forest area. Firefighters are at the scene and have been tackling the blaze in North East Fife. The fire is thought to have started on Thursday afternoon. By 20:00, th...

London Fire Authority votes against plans to cut stations

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  • July 18, 2013
Members of London's Fire Authority have narrowly voted against plans to close 10 stations and cut 550 firefighters' jobs - but the mayor may try to overrule the decision London Fire Brigade's (LFB) cuts are aimed at saving £28.8m over two years. The...

Firefighters tackle Bradford supermarket blaze

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  • July 18, 2013
Up to 80 firefighters have spent four hours tackling a blaze at a supermarket in Bradford. West Yorkshire Fire said 13 fire appliances and a command unit were sent to the Pakeezah supermarket on Ingleby Road. No-one was injured in the fire, which is ...

Manchester fire death: Loss 'utterly devastating' to fire service

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  • July 18, 2013
The death of a firefighter in a Manchester shop blaze has been "utterly devastating" for colleagues, the area's most senior fire officer has said. Father-of-two Stephen Hunt, 38, died while tackling the fire at Paul's Hair World in Oldham Street on S...

Firefighters tackle grass fire on Mitcham Common

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  • July 18, 2013
Firefighters have been tackling a grass fire in an area the size of about four football pitches in south London. Crews were called to the blaze in Mitcham Common just before 12:30 BST. The fire is now under control, London Fire Brigade (LFB) said. LF...

Sharkey trial: 'No evidence' against fire death accused

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  • July 18, 2013
The jury in the Sharkey fire deaths trial has been told that there is not a "jot of real evidence" to convict one of the murder accused, Scott Snowden. His QC, Donald Findlay, also said that many of the Crown witnesses were "self-serving liars who wo...

Fire crews tackle Dumfries waste plant blaze

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  • July 18, 2013
Fire crews are tackling a blaze at a waste processing plant on the outskirts of Dumfries. Emergency services were called to the scene at about 08:00 after reports of thick black smoke at the Scotgen site off the town's Lockerbie Road. It is understoo...

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