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London Duck Tours suspends River Thames trips after fire

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  • September 30, 2013
An amphibious tourist boat company has suspended operations on the River Thames after one of its vessels caught fire. Thirty people were rescued from the London Duck Tours craft on Sunday afternoon by the emergency services and a passing tourist boat...

Isle of Wight hovercraft evacuated after engine fire

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  • September 30, 2013
Passengers had to be evacuated from a hovercraft on the Isle of Wight after a fire broke out in one of the engines. The vessel was docked at Hovertravel's terminal in Quay Road, Ryde when the fire was reported by a member of staff at 21:15 BST on Sun...

River Ouse boat destroyed by fire in York

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  • September 30, 2013
A boat was destroyed by fire which tore through the vessel on the River Ouse in York. About 35 firefighters tackled the blaze on the motor cruiser which was moored near to the King's Arms on Kings Staith on Saturday night. Riverside businesses and ho...

Thames vessel tourists jump into river to escape fire

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  • September 30, 2013
Thirty people were rescued when an amphibious tourist vessel on the River Thames caught fire close to the Houses of Parliament. Many people jumped into the river from the London Duck Tours craft. All the passengers and crew were rescued by the emerge...

Sudbury chemical alert over woman's death

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  • September 30, 2013
The death of an 83-year-old woman in Suffolk sparked a chemical alert after emergency crews found a bottle of liquid in the house. The body of the woman was found in Salisbury Terrace in Sudbury on Saturday afternoon. A cordon was placed around the h...

Report into lethal Arizona fire identifies radio problems

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  • September 30, 2013
An investigation into the deaths of 19 firefighters in Arizona on 30 June has found that inadequate communication played a role in their fate. The dead men, members of an elite unit called the Granite Mountain Hotshots, were killed as they battled a...

Flights redirected after fire breaks out in Slough

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  • September 30, 2013
Heathrow flights have been redirected and roads closed because of an industrial fire in Slough, Berkshire. The fire in two storage buildings in Foundry Lane, Horton, started just before 11:00 BST. An air and land exclusion zone was put in place as pr...

Fire damages Liskeard Homebase store

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  • September 30, 2013
Firefighters have spend the night tackling a blaze at a DIY store in Cornwall. The fire at Homebase in Plymouth Road, Liskeard, broke out just after midnight and destroyed about 30% of the store's stock, although the building itself was not badly dam...

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