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River Ure rescue: Woman and girls winched to safety

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  • July 29, 2013
A mother and her two children have been rescued from a swollen river by helicopter. The three had been on an island in the River Ure in Hackfall Woods, near Ripon in North Yorkshire. A fire service spokesman said the level of the river rose quickly a...

Police probe fatal caravan blaze in Melrose

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  • July 29, 2013
A police investigation has been launched after a person died following a caravan blaze in the Borders. Firefighters were called to a property in Melrose after the fire broke out in the driveway of a house at about 22:00 on Saturday. The caravan was c...

Coventry flooding prompts fire service calls

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  • July 29, 2013
More than 30 calls were made over flooding in the Coventry area on Saturday, the fire service said. Kingfield Road, Alderman's Green and Earlsdon were among areas affected. A disabled man on a motorised scooter became stranded in flood water in an un...

Fire at former factory in Newtownabbey investigated

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  • July 29, 2013
The cause of a fire at a former factory in Newtownabbey, County Antrim, is under investigation by the police. The blaze at the derelict building on Glenville Road was reported at about 20:15 BST on Saturday. Kenny McEwan from the Fire and Rescue Serv...

Elderly residents evacuated from Sussex care home after fire

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  • July 29, 2013
A fire at a care home forced elderly residents to be evacuated and temporarily re-housed at a church hall in Sussex. The fire at the flats in Warrior Square, St Leonards, took place at 08:30 BST. Thirty-two of the home's residents were evacuated and ...

Elderly woman dies in Arbroath house fire

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  • July 28, 2013
An elderly woman has died in a house fire in Angus. Firefighters were called to the address on Warddykes Avenue, Arbroath, at about 20:15 on Saturday. Fire crews in breathing apparatus quickly found the 81-year-old woman but she had died from the eff...

Bonfire death GP Darryl Peel had 'no idea' of risk

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  • July 28, 2013
The widow of a Suffolk GP who died after pouring petrol on to items to be used in a bonfire said her husband had "no idea" of the risk he was taking. Dr Darryl Peel, 51, was critically burnt as he lit a fire at his home in Huntingfield, near Haleswor...

Rockwood Pigments: Suffolk chemical fire averted by 'quick thinking'

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  • July 28, 2013
A fire which threatened to ignite a large quantity of chemicals at an ink factory in Suffolk has been prevented by "quick thinking" firefighters. Nine crews from Suffolk and Essex tackled the fire at Rockwood Pigments on the Chilton Industrial Estate...

National Library of Wales fire: Company working on roof in liquidation

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  • July 27, 2013
The company which unintentionally started a £5m blaze at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, has gone into liquidation. M.E.M Construction acknowledged in a letter to creditors that during work on the roof a fire had broken out as a blow tor...

Letterkenny hospital A&E patients moved after flood

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  • July 27, 2013
The accident and emergency department of Letterkenny General Hospital in County Donegal has been evacuated because of flooding. The Health Service Executive (HSE) said patients have been moved to another department - fire staff and Gardaí (Irish pol...

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