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One dead and hundreds evacuated in Oklahoma wildfire

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  • May 5, 2014
Emergency workers are struggling to contain a wildfire in the US state of Oklahoma after a blaze set by firefighters to clear brush spread out of control, leaving one person dead. A local man was killed on Sunday after he refused to leave his home as...

Newtown Town Council to return to Victorian headquarters

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  • May 5, 2014
A town council is set to return to its Victorian headquarters following work to bring the building up to fire safety standards. Newtown Town Council has been forced spend months in temporary accommodation after agreeing to spend more than £8,000 on ...

Wrexham set for combined fire and ambulance station

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  • May 5, 2014
A combined fire and ambulance station could be built on land near Wrexham Maelor Hospital. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said its town centre fire station at Bradley Road was in need of a major refurbishment. And the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS...

Fire at Hull recycling plant

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  • May 5, 2014
A major blaze at a recycling plant in Hull sent a huge plume of smoke across the city. Six crews were deployed to the fire, at Taylors Recycling Services on Century Road in Saltend, at 12:45 BST, where packed paper was alight. Standby crews were sent...

Fire crews return to work after three days of strike action

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  • May 5, 2014
Firefighters across Wales held a third consecutive day of strike action on Sunday in a dispute over pensions. One senior fire officer said call-outs had to be prioritised. Incidents included traffic collisions and deliberate fires. Crews held a five-...

Larne bingo hall fire: Up to 50 firefighters involved

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  • May 5, 2014
About 50 firefighters have been involved in dealing with an overnight fire at a retail park in Larne, County Antrim. The blaze began at a bingo hall in Laharna Retail Park on the Circular Road. A member of the public reported the fire just before 04:...

Man reported over dog fire death in Kirkcaldy

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  • May 5, 2014
A 23-year-old man has been reported to the procurator fiscal over the death of a dog which was tied to a tree and set on fire. The dog, thought to be a Staffordshire terrier, was found dead in a wooded area of Kirkcaldy, Fife, on 25 April. Police and...

Sweden fire turns cans of rotten fish into exploding missiles

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  • May 5, 2014
A fire in a warehouse on the east coast of Sweden caused cans of fermented fish to explode and go flying through the air, according to local media. The building went up in flames with 1,000 tins of surstromming inside. The Swedish delicacy is reputed...

Derailed US train bursts into flames in Lynchburg

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  • May 5, 2014
A freight train carrying crude oil has derailed and burst into flames in Lynchburg, Virginia. Hundreds of people have been evacuated from a number of buildings in the city, but no injuries have been reported. Oil has been spilling into the James rive...

Six treated after Skewen chemical spill

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  • May 5, 2014
Six people have been taken to hospital as a precaution after a minor chemical spill in Neath Port Talbot. Mid and West Fire and Rescue Service said four crews, from Morriston and Port Talbot, were called to the incident on Neath Abbey Wharf in Skewen...

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