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Crews watch as grass fire burns on Tonypandy mountain

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  • June 21, 2010
irefighters are monitoring a large grass fire on a mountain in Tonypandy, Rhondda Cynon Taf. Crews have been called three times since Saturday night but cannot access the blaze because it is on a steep cliff face. A spokeswoman for South Wales Fire a...

Couple rescued from car fire on the A7 near Hawick

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  • June 21, 2010
Firefighters have praised two members of the public for rescuing a man and a woman from a car fire. The car crashed and rolled off the A7 near Hawick at about 0155 BST before bursting into flames. A fire service spokesman said a van driver and a taxi...

Investigation into suspicious fire in Bodmin

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  • June 21, 2010
Investigations have begun into a suspicious fire in Cornwall which damaged a building and a car. The fire, in Dennison Road, Bodmin, broke out at about 1230 BST. Two fire crews were called to the scene. There was damage to the side and roof of the bu...

Halifax homes evacuated during mill fire

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  • June 21, 2010
More than 200 firefighters have tackled a major fire which destroyed warehouses in an old mill complex in Halifax. Residents in Miall Street off Pellon Lane were forced to leave their homes after the fire broke out in a furniture warehouse on Saturda...

Firefighters rescue ducklings from Maidstone road drain

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  • June 21, 2010
Firefighters have staged a rescue operation to free six ducklings who fell down a road drain. Crews had dealt with a fire in Maidstone on Saturday when they were alerted by the public to the plight of the ducklings who were in distress. The firefight...

Gas blast at Nottingham house injures man and woman

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  • June 21, 2010
Two people have been injured in a gas explosion at a house in Nottingham. Fire crews were called to the end-terrace house in the Stockhill area shortly before 2100 BST. A man and woman were rescued from the rubble at the scene and taken by ambulance ...

Dozens die in central China mine blast

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  • June 21, 2010
At least 46 have been killed in a mine explosion in China's Henan province, state media report. Rescue workers rescued 26 trapped workers after the blast at a mine near Pingdingshan city, Xinhua news reported. State television said a store of gunpowd...

Deadly floods kill twenty in north-east Brazil

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  • June 21, 2010
 At least 20 people have died in flooding in north-eastern Brazil after some areas saw more than 36cm (14 inches) of rainfall in three days. Officials said 10 people were killed in the state of Alagoas and another 10 in neighbouring Pernambuc...

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