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Man dies in Brandon house explosion

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  • August 26, 2013
A man has died after an explosion at his house in County Durham. The 52-year-old man was killed in the blast in Moor Edge, Brandon, which blew out windows and part of the roof. A second man, 66, managed to escape the house after the explosion, which ...

Yosemite boundary burns in California Rim Fire

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  • August 26, 2013
Firefighters in California are struggling to gain control of a huge wildfire which has reached the edge of Yosemite National Park. Known as the Rim Fire, it covers an area of nearly 203 sq miles (526 sq km) and threatens a major reservoir serving San...

Essex floods force family to be rescued from sinking car

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  • August 26, 2013
A family had to be rescued from their sinking car after it became trapped in flood water as it was being driven under a railway bridge in Essex. The Mitsubishi Pajero, driven by Scott Swinford, 30, of Southend, who had three children on board, was hi...

Durham and Darlington fire service confirms HQ move

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  • August 26, 2013
County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service will move into a new headquarters next month, it has confirmed. Staff will be based in the axed regional control centre's building at Belmont Business Park, Durham City. The premises was set to be ...

Firefighters battle California blaze at Yosemite boundary

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  • August 25, 2013
Firefighters in California are struggling to gain control of a huge wildfire which has reached the edge of Yosemite National Park. Known as the Rim Fire, it covers an area of nearly 200 sq miles (500 sq km) and threatens a major reservoir serving San...

Worcester Warriors team bus catches fire on M5

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  • August 25, 2013
The team bus for Worcester Warriors rugby team has caught fire while travelling on the M5 motorway. The team were travelling southbound between junction 14 and 15 near Bristol on their way to a pre-season game against Ospreys in Swansea. Chief execut...

Three rescued after Ibrox tenement fire

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  • August 25, 2013
Three people have been taken to hospital after a fire in a tenement block in Glasgow. The blaze broke out in the kitchen of a flat in the Ibrox area of the city at about 01:00. Firefighters rescued one person from the stairwell and two from inside a ...

Elderly couple rescued from Drumbeg arson attack

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  • August 25, 2013
An elderly couple have been rescued from a fire started deliberately at their home in Lisburn, County Antrim. A woman saw the fire at about 00:40 BST on Saturday and went into the house at Moss Road, to wake the couple. All three suffered the effects...

Down's syndrome young people join firefighters

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  • August 25, 2013
Young people with Down's syndrome in Swindon are to work with firefighters to help develop their skills. Seventeen members of the Swindon Down's Syndrome Group aged 17-24 are to spend a week with Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service. They will be partic...

Northamptonshire police and fire share Thrapston building

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  • August 25, 2013
Fire crews and police are now based in the same building in a Northamptonshire town as part of a growing collaboration between the two services. Officers and support staff have moved into a newly refurbished fire station in Thrapston and their former...

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