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Fire crews still tackling blaze at Llandow recycling plant

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  • August 31, 2015
Fire crews are continuing to fight a large blaze which sparked at an industrial estate near Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan on Sunday. South Wales Fire and Rescue said it had seven engines and 50 firefighters at the recycling plant on the Llandow ...

Deadly Saudi Arabia fire at Aramco complex in Khobar

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  • August 31, 2015
A fire at a residential complex in Saudi Arabia has left 11 people dead and injured at least 200 others, Saudi officials say. They said multiple nationalities were among the injured - some critically. The fire broke out at a site used to house worker...

Men killed in Branton car crash fire identified by police

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  • August 31, 2015
Two men who were killed when a car they were in crashed into a garden wall and burst into flames have been identified. The crash happened on Poppyfields Way, Branton, Doncaster on Tuesday. A third man remains in a critical condition. Police said the ...

Les Miserables star Kyle Jean-Baptiste dies in US fire escape fall

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  • August 31, 2015
The first African-American and youngest person ever to play the lead role in Les Miserables on Broadway has died in a fall, a show spokesman has said. Kyle Jean-Baptiste, 21, fell from a fire escape after Friday evening's performance at the Imperial ...

Four people taken to hospital after Cardiff house fire

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  • August 29, 2015
Four people have been taken to hospital following a house fire in Cardiff. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service was called to a semi-detached house on Cyncoed Road, Penylan, at about 18:45 BST. The house was evacuated before fire crews arrived and the...

Fire Brigades Union campaigns against North Yorkshire plans

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  • August 29, 2015
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is to launch a campaign and website against plans for fewer firefighters in North Yorkshire. The union said about 40 full-time posts could go and would "have a major detrimental impact" on safety. The changes affect six ...

Dublin Airport: Flights resume after hangar fire

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  • August 29, 2015
Flights have resumed at Dublin Airport after a fire on the roof of a hangar was brought under control. Four fire appliances were sent to the scene after the alarm was raised at about 07:15 local time. Flights were suspended for 90 minutes. The airpor...

Neighbour helped Doncaster car crash fire casualty

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  • August 29, 2015
A neighbour has described how she helped one of the seriously injured casualties of a car that crashed into a garden wall, causing a fireball. Two males were killed and a third is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after the crash in Branton ...

Dorset 999 fire service calls handled by Wiltshire control centre

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  • August 29, 2015
Emergency calls to the fire service in Dorset are now being handled by a joint control centre in Wiltshire. The Service Control Centre in Potterne, near Devizes, will answer calls for Dorset and Wiltshire fire and rescue services after a merger was a...

Foal doused in inflammable liquid and set on fire

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  • August 29, 2015
A foal is slowly recovering after he was intentionally set on fire, leaving the six-year-old boy who owns him distraught. Angus the foal was attacked in Pinxton, Derbyshire, while his owner Logan Appleby was on holiday with his family. Kayleigh Apple...

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