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Firefighters strike: Man dies in Welwyn Garden City fire

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  • June 22, 2014
A man has died from injuries sustained in a house fire which occurred while firefighters were on strike. The fire broke out on Heronswood Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire at about 14:00 BST on Saturday. The victim, in his forties, was taken to...

Tonnes of recycling waste on fire at Ramsbottom warehouse

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  • June 22, 2014
Firefighters have been tackling a blaze in which about 200 tonnes of recycling waste caught fire at a warehouse in Greater Manchester. At its peak, 25 firefighters were at the recycling plant in Kenyon Street, Ramsbottom, following calls from nearby ...

Cardiff fire crew attacked by youths throwing rocks

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  • June 22, 2014
A fire crew has come under attack from youths throwing rocks as they tried to extinguish a blaze in some trees in Cardiff. The South Wales Fire and Rescue Service crew from Roath was called to Chesterton Road in Llanrumney shortly after 13:40 BST. Fi...

Fire rips through Ewelme waste centre

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  • June 22, 2014
Fire has ripped through a waste centre in Oxfordshire, sending palls of thick black smoke into the air. A 200-metre cordon was put up around Grundons waste disposal facility at Ewelme, near Wallingford, after fire broke out on Saturday evening. Resid...

Fire at Barnsley ASOS fashion warehouse 'deliberate'

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  • June 22, 2014
A fire which caused an online fashion retailer to cease trading is being treated as arson, police have said. The fire at the ASOS distribution centre near Grimethorpe, Barnsley broke out at about 22:00 BST on Friday. South Yorkshire Police said the i...

Ropley church gutted by blaze

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  • June 21, 2014
A huge fire has destroyed a Grade II listed church that dates back to Norman times in a Hampshire village. The fire was spotted at the Church of St Peter, Ropley, near Alresford shortly before 09:00 BST. The blaze engulfed the main body of the church...

Essex Fire and Rescue criticised after 'terror details' not blacked out properly

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  • June 21, 2014
A fire service has been accused of putting the public at risk by failing to properly redact details of potential terrorist targets from a document. Part of Essex Fire Service's "strategic assessment of risk" outlined its terrorist incident response p...

Stockport M60 trapped van blaze victim dies

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  • June 21, 2014
A man found trapped inside a burning van on a motorway slip road in Greater Manchester has died. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the fire, at junction 1 in Stockport. Greater Manchester Police said emergency services were called after ...

Patients return after University Hospital of Wales gas leak

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  • June 21, 2014
Patients have returned to their wards after being evacuated from Wales' largest hospital following a gas leak. Patients were asked to leave the ground floor of the maternity unit and antenatal clinic at Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales. A gas m...

Guernsey hotel evacuated after laundry fire

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  • June 21, 2014
A hotel in Guernsey has been evacuated after a fire broke out in the laundry room overnight. Four people had to be rescued by fire crews from the Grange Lodge Hotel in St Peter Port. A part of the Grange was cordoned off for two hours while the fire ...

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