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Homes evacuated near Grangemouth due to gas leak

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  • December 7, 2013
Homes were evacuated and a section of the M9 slip road closed near Grangemouth as emergency repairs were carried out on a leaking fractured gas main. A 50m exclusion zone was put place and 25 premises close to Glensburgh Road were evacuated as a prec...

Spelthorne protest against Surrey fire service cuts

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  • December 7, 2013
Campaigners fighting fire service cuts in Spelthorne have staged a protest. Surrey Fire and Rescue Authority has put forward plans for Spelthorneborough to have one fire engine at one fire station instead of two engines at two stations, under cost-c...

Banbury industrial estate blaze leads to homes being evacuated

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  • December 7, 2013
Residents near an industrial estate in Banbury, in Oxfordshire, have spent the night away from their homes after a fire broke out in a disused building. The fire on the Beaumont industrial estate off Southam Road started at 20:30 GMT on Friday. A 200...

Birmingham city fire: Children rescued by 'jumping into duvet'

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  • December 7, 2013
A mother and her two young daughters were rescued from a fire in a Birmingham apartment block by jumping into a duvet. Siu Minh Truong, whose family runs a cafe in the building on Upper Dean Street in Digbeth, was alerted by the girls' screams. While...

Daw Mill Colliery evacuated following underground fire

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  • December 7, 2013
Staff were evacuated and a road was closed following an underground fire at a Warwickshire colliery. The fire - a continuation of a blaze in October - broke out at the retired colliery at Daw Mill, near Nuneaton, at around 20:30 GMT on Wednesday. E...

Llandow fire building at Vale Business Park demolished

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  • December 7, 2013
Fire crews who have been battling a huge blaze at a Vale of Glamorgan industrial estate which has burned for 10 days have demolished the building. The fire at Siteserv on the Vale Business Park in Llandow has been contained but continues to burn. It ...

Ewan Williamson death: Health and safety prosecution adjourned to the New Year

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  • December 7, 2013
A health and safety prosecution concerning the fire brigade's alleged inability to look after a fireman has been adjourned to the New Year. Prosecutors claim the fire service did not do enough to ensure 35-year-old Ewan Williamson's safety. He died w...

Thomas Hardye School evacuated during bus fire

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  • December 7, 2013
Pupils fled from a Dorset school because of a fire which destroyed a school bus. The blaze outside the Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester began just before lessons started at about 08:40 GMT. Students were evacuated from one of its blocks. The school...

Leicester man's death in fire-damaged house 'not suspicious'

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  • December 7, 2013
The death of a man whose body was found at a fire-damaged house in Leicester is not being treated as suspicious, police have confirmed. Leicestershire Police were called to 118 Aylestone Lane, Wigston, at about 16:30 GMT on Monday. The man has been n...

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