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Lichfield chip-pan fire frustrates crew

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  • June 6, 2010
Firefighters have expressed their frustration after being called to a chip-pan fire in Staffordshire where the smoke alarms had been disconnected. Ten firefighters had attended the call in Lichfield during the early hours...

Oldham supermarket evacuated after chemical leak

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  • June 6, 2010
A supermarket in Oldham had to be evacuated for three hours when chemicals left in a shopper's car corroded through a container. Firefighters were called to Netto in Huddersfield Road, at 1200 BST. Two different chem...

Fire destroys unit on Nazeing industrial estate

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  • June 6, 2010
A fire has destroyed part of an industrial estate in Essex. Emergency services were called to Hoe Lane in Nazeing on Friday afternoon where a storage unit was on fire. Eight fire crews were sent to the scene and fire...

Weymouth nature reserve fire 'deliberate'

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  • June 6, 2010
A  suspected arson attack has destroyed an area of reeds at an important bird habitat in Dorset. Crews were called to Lodmoor Nature Reserve, Weymouth, on Friday at 1855 BST. The fire, near the end of Weymouth B...

Flood alerts following heavy rain

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  • June 6, 2010
Flood alerts have been put in place following heavy rain in parts of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. The Environment Agency has warned of potential problems with flooding at the River Leen and Ventnor Rise in the Basford ...

Explosion fears at block of flats in Leamington Spa

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  • June 6, 2010
On inspection the "explosion" turned out to be a collapsed ceiling Fears of an explosion at a block of flats in Leamington Spa led to a 999 call and a major fire crew response. Warwickshire Fire & Rescue servic...

Cwmbran teenager named child hero after fire rescue

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  • June 6, 2010
Tyler Holpin saved the lives of six children A 15-year-old who rescued six youngsters from a burning house has been given a bravery award. Tyler Holpin, and neighbour Leighton Griffiths, went to the rescue of child...

Man killed in early-morning fire in Easterhouse

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  • June 6, 2010
The man was found dead in the living room of the property A man has died in a "ferocious" early-morning fire in a flat in the Easterhouse area of Glasgow. Firefighters attempted to rescue the man from the first flo...

Staffordshire moorland fires threaten nesting birds

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  • June 6, 2010
Rare birds could be wiped out by moorland fires which have started in Staffordshire. Sean Prendergast, chief ranger at the Peak District National Park, was speaking after the fifth fire in the area since the beginning of ...

Bromsgrove amputee is firefighter of the year

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  • June 6, 2010
Doctors had to amputate Simon Hawkins' lower left leg A fireman who lost part of his leg in an accident has been named firefighter of the year. Simon Hawkins, from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, returned to work despi...

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