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Fire sweeps through Premier Inn at Warmington

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  • September 6, 2013
Guests and staff were evacuated from a 54-bedroom hotel and pub in Oxfordshire as 50 firefighters tackled a blaze. The fire started in an "external area" of the Premier Inn at Warmington near Banbury on Thursday afternoon. The building and neighbouri...

Former Wades factory in Burslem badly damaged by fire

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  • September 6, 2013
A grade II listed former pottery factory in Stoke-on-Trent has been severely damaged by fire. More than 40 firefighters dealt with the fire overnight at the derelict two-storey Wade Ceramics factory in Westport Road, Burslem. Staffordshire fire and r...

Spain Santiago rail-crash driver in new recording

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  • September 6, 2013
A recording has emerged in Spanish media of a phone call made by a train driver moments after his train derailed in northern Spain, killing 79 people. Francisco Jose Garzon is heard telling a colleague he was travelling at 190km/h (118 mph) instead o...

Grimsby park attack man set on fire by teenagers

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  • September 6, 2013
A man suffered burns to his back when his clothes were set alight during an altercation, Humberside Police has said. The 41-year-old man was walking through Grant Thorold Park, in Grimsby, when he was approached by three teenage boys and set on fire ...

Huge Yosemite wildfire started by hunter's campfire

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  • September 6, 2013
A California wildfire that has burnt almost 371 sq miles (960 sq km) was ignited when a hunter's illegal campfire went out of control, investigators have said. The US Forest Service dismissed speculation the fire was started by illegal marijuana grow...

Fire stations in Merseyside could merge to save money

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  • September 6, 2013
Merseyside's fire authority is considering merging some stations in a bid to save £9.5m. Senior officers believe mergers are a better option than closing stations. They have blamed the move on government grant cuts scheduled for 2015 onwards. They w...

Three bailed over Dunmurry arson

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  • September 6, 2013
A 19-year-old man and two women aged 21 and 23 arrested by police investigating an arson incident at Pembroke Loop Road in Dunmurry, on the outskirts of Belfast have been released on bail. A number of business premises were extensively damaged by a f...

Underground explosion in Birmingham closes road

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  • September 6, 2013
A road in Birmingham city centre was closed after flames and smoke were seen coming from the ground. A fuse box being used by workers on Corporation Street caught fire and exploded after an electrical fault, West Midlands Fire Service said. Passers-b...

Great Yarmouth blaze causes day centre and homes to be evacuated

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  • September 6, 2013
Dozens of people were forced from their homes and a day centre in Norfolk due to a blaze in a garage containing gas cylinders. Firefighters were called to Yare Close in Great Yarmouth at about 09:15 BST, and nearby residents were told to leave as a "...

Snape farm's huge barn blaze kills 101 cattle

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  • September 6, 2013
More than 100 cattle have died in a large fire at a farm in North Yorkshire. Two barns, about 4,000 bales of straw and 1,000 tonnes of silage were also destroyed in the fire, in Snape. Firefighters were called to the fire near Bedale, at about 04:20 ...

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