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Five boys held over 'arson' at Lancashire technical college

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  • September 2, 2013
Five boys have been arrested after fire destroyed a school in Lancashire. At the height of the blaze, 125 firefighters were involved in tackling the fire at St Mary's Catholic Technology College in Leyland. Fire chiefs said foam roofing materials in ...

Gravesend tyre blaze investigation continues

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  • September 2, 2013
Fire investigators are returning to the scene of a blaze at a tyre yard in Kent, which could be seen for miles. Smoke billowing from Saturday's fire in Canal Road, Gravesend, could be seen from London, Essex and Maidstone. Police said a 22-year-old m...

Fire destroys Canley Sports and Social club in Coventry

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  • September 2, 2013
A former social club building at a sports ground in Coventry has been destroyed in a "severe" fire. Eight fire engines were called to the old Canley Social Club in Marler Road at 00:15 BST. The blaze took hold of the two-storey brick building, which ...

Portishead police gun training centre fires still burning

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  • September 2, 2013
Fires are still burning at a firearms training centre being built in Somerset, more than five days after the blaze began. The fire at the Black Rock centre in Portishead was spotted by a passing police officer early on Tuesday. On Wednesday, an anar...

Mitcham wedding reception stopped by warehouse fire

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  • September 2, 2013
A wedding reception was cancelled and the venue evacuated after a fire broke out at a warehouse next door. About 70 firefighters tackled the blaze which took hold of the entire building in Mitcham, south-west London. London Fire Brigade said it was a...

Bristol mayor praises Ashton Court Mansion fire crews

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  • September 2, 2013
Bristol mayor George Ferguson has taken to Twitter to praise the city's firefighters who dealt with a blaze at Ashton Court Mansion. Mr Ferguson thanked the crews at Avon Fire and Rescue Service for their "fast and heroic work" stemming the fire on...

Covent Garden evacuated after fire breaks out

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  • September 2, 2013
Covent Garden in central London has been evacuated following a fire in the market area. London Fire Brigade said it had sent about 20 firefighters to the scene although it was too early to tell how severe the blaze was. Robert Clark, one of those eva...

Eastchurch barn fire burns through second night

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  • September 2, 2013
A large barn fire that broke out in a farm in Kent late on Friday has burned through a second night. The fire at the farm building in Leysdown Road, Eastchurch, started at about 22:00 BST on Friday. At its height about 60 firefighters were tackling t...

Gravesend yard fire: Burning tyres caused black smoke

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  • September 2, 2013
Smoke from a fire in Gravesend which could be seen from London, Maidstone and Essex, came from burning tyres, Kent Fire and Rescue Service have said. Fire crews have now left the scene in Canal Road but will continue to monitor the area. The owner of...

Newport's TJ's rock venue building hit by fire

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  • September 2, 2013
Firefighters have tackled a blaze at the former TJ's music venue in Newport. Crews from Cwmbran, Duffryn, Maindee and Malpas were called out to the disused three storey building in Clarence Place shortly before 04:00 BST on Sunday. Twenty four firefi...

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