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Magnesium fire at Nottinghamshire industrial unit tackled with powder

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  • January 18, 2014
Firefighters have been tackling a fire with powder after fire broke out at a Nottinghamshire industrial unit containing magnesium. About 20 people were inside the Meridian factory on Orchard Way, in Sutton-in-Ashfield, when it started at about 12:00 ...

Devon woman stuck in mud amid downpours

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  • January 18, 2014
A woman has been rescued from marshland after getting stuck in heavy rain which has led to floods on a number of Devon roads and rail lines. Buses are replacing trains on lines in south Devon and flooding has been reported by police around Exeter. Ex...

Fire engines to be cut in five towns in Cumbria

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  • January 18, 2014
Hundreds of people marched through a Cumbria town in protest at cuts to the fire service. The county council is proposing that five district stations, including Penrith and Whitehaven, would each lose one engine. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said th...

Large fire breaks out in Edinburgh's Fountain Park

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  • January 18, 2014
About 50 firefighters have tackled a large blaze in an Edinburgh street. Crews were called to the fire at a derelict building in the Fountainbridge area of Edinburgh just after midday. The roof was "well alight" and seven engines were involved in the...

Newport Pagnell warehouse fire started 'accidentally'

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  • January 18, 2014
A blaze that destroyed a warehouse in Buckinghamshire started accidentally, a fire service inquiry has said. The Liebherr Distribution Centre in Newport Pagnell collapsed when a cardboard and polystyrene fire gutted its main building on Wednesday. Fi...

Woman hurt after grill pan fire in Stevenston home

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  • January 18, 2014
A woman has been treated for the effects of smoke inhalation after a grill pan caught fire in the kitchen of her home in North Ayrshire. Fire crews attended the property in Stevenston at about 17:50 on Thursday and quickly extinguished the blaze. The...

Australia heatwave: Bushfire kills one

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  • January 18, 2014
Bushfires in Australia's Victoria state have killed one person, as parts of the country face another day of soaring temperatures. A body was found in the Northern Grampians area. Authorities say the bushfire in the area is out of control and have tol...

Three held over California 'Colby' wildfire

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  • January 18, 2014
Three people have been arrested in connection with a California wildfire that has already destroyed 1,700 acres (688 ha) north-east of Los Angeles. Emergency crews say they have contained 30% of the blaze which started at 06:00 local time (14:00 GMT)...

Woman, 93, found after house fire at Carrog near Corwen

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  • January 18, 2014
The body of a 93-year-old woman has been found following a fire in a bungalow in Denbighshire. Fire fighters made the discovery after being called to Carrog near Corwen at 15:29 GMT on Thursday. Crews from Llangollen used two sets of breathing appara...

Sherburn-in-Elmet tyre blaze could 'go on for days'

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  • January 18, 2014
A major fire involving 15,000 tonnes of tyres at a recycling plant in North Yorkshire will "go on for days", the county's fire chief has said. Nigel Hutchinson said the cause of the blaze at Newgen Recycling in Sherburn-in-Elmet was not yet known. Ab...

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