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Warning after 40 wildfires in 'tinderbox' Surrey

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  • July 20, 2013
"Tinderbox" conditions in Surrey have caused a "huge increase" in wildfires, the fire and rescue service has said. Surrey firefighters, who have been called to 40 fires in grassland in the last 48 hours, have renewed a safety warning to residents. It...

North York Moors 'tinderbox conditions' prompt fire alert

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  • July 20, 2013
Park chiefs have issued a fire alert for the North York Moors National Park after the recent heatwave led to "tinderbox conditions". North York Moors National Park Authority is urging visitors to extra vigilant because of the increased risk of moorla...

Grass fires hit parts of Scotland as sunny spell continues

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  • July 20, 2013
Firefighters across Scotland have been tackling grass fires, as the dry, sunny weather continues. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said three fire engines had attended a three acre fire near the village of Crook of Devon in Perthshire. Crews in the G...

Fire at bus garage in Salsburgh 'started deliberately'

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  • July 20, 2013
A major blaze at a garage in North Lanarkshire appears to have been set deliberately, police have said. Firefighters were called to a coach company premises in Main Street, Salsburgh, at about 02:30. Buses were on fire and a building was damaged afte...

Firefighters remain at Epping Forest blaze

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  • July 20, 2013
Firefighters are still at the scene of a woodland fire in Leytonstone, east London, which took almost four hours to bring under control. About 100 firefighters tackled two fires on the edge of Epping Forest and on Whipps Cross Road on Friday. London ...

Fire crews tackle bus garage blaze in Salsburgh

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  • July 20, 2013
Firefighters have been tackling a major blaze at a garage in North Lanarkshire. Crews, including six fire engines, were sent to the coach company premises in the village of Salsburgh at about 02:30. Extra resources were brought in due to the size and...

Walworth fire: Two arrested after woman dies

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  • July 20, 2013
A woman, aged in her 20s, has died after a fire at a house in south-east London. London Fire Brigade were called to the house in Alosando Drive, Walworth, on Friday. The woman, whose name has not been released, was taken to a west London hospital whe...

Dorset firefighters put out third heath fire in four days

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  • July 20, 2013
Firefighters in Dorset have put out a third major heath fire in four days. Crews tackled the blaze - said to be around the size of a football pitch - near Poole earlier at Bourne Valley Nature Reserve. More than 40 emergency calls were received by Do...

Lancashire Fire Service could cut 160 firefighter posts

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  • July 20, 2013
Up to 160 firefighter posts could be cut in Lancashire over the next four years if a service review goes ahead. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service proposals would also see five engines cut from a 60-strong fleet by 2018. Chief Fire Officer Chris Kenn...

Weedon nut factory fire: No environment damage detected

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  • July 20, 2013
Firefighters avoided pollution damage to the local environment when tackling a factory fire in Northamptonshire. The fire at Quality Nut Products in Weedon, near Daventry, started on 26 June and was allowed to burn out under controlled conditions. Cr...

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