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Caravan workshop hit by large fire in Upminster

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  • June 22, 2010
About 30 firefighters have tackled a large fire at a caravan park in east London. Emergency services were called to the blaze on Front Lane in Upminster at about 0815 BST and crews spent several hours fighting the flames. An ambulance service spokesw...

Charity's Crowland warehouse damaged by fire

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  • June 22, 2010
A fire has caused severe damage to part of a warehouse used to store furniture by a cancer charity in Lincolnshire. The fire was started at a lean-to building used by Crowland Cancer Fund on Crease Drove on Sunday evening. The outbuilding was badly d...

Large grass fire on Tonypandy mountain extinguished

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  • June 22, 2010
Firefighters have managed to extinguish a mountain fire in Tonypandy which was burning for over a day. Crews were first called on Saturday night but said they could not tackle the grass fire because it was on a steep cliff face. However by early Mond...

Warm weather sparks plea over deliberately-set fires

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  • June 22, 2010
Firefighters in the west of Scotland have warned of an increase in the number of deliberately-set fires involving bins, skips, and grassland. Last year there were 13,255 "secondary fires" across the Strathclyde area. Since 1 April this year almost ha...

Shrewsbury family plucked to safety from French floods

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  • June 22, 2010
A couple and their toddler daughter were airlifted to safety when their campsite was hit by killer flash floods in France. Mark and Lisa Collins and two-year-old Magdalen, from Shrewsbury, spent three hours on the roof of their caravan before a helic...

Pakistan minibus crashes into truck, 17 killed

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  • June 22, 2010
At least 17 people died when a passenger minibus rammed into a truck in the Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunwa. The accident took place on the Indus highway in the Karak district. The bus was heading from Islamabad to Bannu. Police say the driver...

Raging wildfires force evacuations near Arizona city

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  • June 22, 2010
Two raging wildfires have threatened the Arizona city of Flagstaff and forced homes to be evacuated. Hundreds of firefighters have been battling the blazes, the larger of which has burned close to 9,000 acres. Residents of several hundred homes remai...

'Hundreds missing' in floods in north-eastern Brazil

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  • June 22, 2010
More than 600 people are missing after days of heavy rain in north-eastern Brazil triggered deadly floods, officials say. At least 31 people are known to have died so far and tens of thousands have had to flee their homes. Correspondents say the floo...

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