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Fire crews allow six-mile grass blaze near Pontsticill to burn

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  • March 18, 2014
A huge grass fire stretching up to six miles (10km) near Merthyr Tydfil has been allowed to burn amid fears over the safety of crews. The blaze near Pontsticill Reservoir has been burning since 10:40 GMT on Monday and has been tackled by more than 20...

Woman dies in house fire in Newcastle

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  • March 18, 2014
A woman has died in a fire at her home in Newcastle. The body of the 77-year-old woman was found inside the home in Dene Gardens, Lemington, on Sunday afternoon. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service was called to the fire at about 16:15 GMT. The wom...

South Wales Fire Service campaign over attacks on crews

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  • March 18, 2014
Firefighters have been punched, had bottles thrown at them and been confronted by gangs of youths during callouts, a fire chief has said as a campaign on the issue is launched. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said that its crews had also been kic...

Six children escape Doncaster arson attack

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  • March 18, 2014
Six children have escaped without injury from a South Yorkshire house hit by an arson attack. The fire at a house in Acacia Grove, in Skellow, near Doncaster, was reported to police at about 20:25 GMT on Sunday. The children are thought to be aged be...

Staffordshire Police officer dies in Tunstall house fire

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  • March 18, 2014
A police officer has died in a fire at his home in Tunstall. PC David Beech, 30, was found in the house on Wyreley Way after the fire on Sunday. Neighbours called the emergency services after noticing an external extractor fan on the house had melted...

Women rescued from waist-deep mud near Herne Bay

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  • March 18, 2014
Three women and a dog have been rescued after becoming trapped waist-deep in a mud slide on the Kent coast in two separate incidents. The first woman to be rescued had been walking from her home town of Herne Bay to Reculver on Sunday morning. A fell...

Bagillt scrapyard fire probe as 80 scrap vehicles hit

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  • March 18, 2014
A scrapyard fire involving 80 vehicles is under investigation by North Wales Fire and Rescue Service. Four fire engine crews were called to the scene off the A548 coast road at Bagillt, Flintshire, on Sunday at 23:15 GMT. Firefighters spent four hour...

Couple and dog escape from River Dart boat fire

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  • March 18, 2014
Two people and a dog have escaped from a fire which destroyed their boat at Kingswear on the River Dart. For the second time in a week, fire crews had to use the Dartmouth lower ferry to tackle the blaze. The fire on the 25ft (7m) Bayliner started ju...

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