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Crews evacuate Chelmsford hospital in fire

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  • June 24, 2010
A hospital in Essex had to be evacuated when a fire began in a waiting area. The fire involved three chairs in a waiting room at St John's Hospital in Wood Street, Chelmsford. Crews arrived at 0950 BST and found the area heavily smoke-logged. They cl...

Boys charged in Jersey after St Brelade vehicle fires

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  • June 24, 2010
Two teenage boys have been charged in connection with a spate of fires in a Jersey parish. Fires were reported in the Mont Sohier area of St Brelade at about 2300 BST on Tuesday where a garage, three cars and a bin were all alight. The boys, both age...

Spate of arson attacks on Dartford Heath in Kent

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  • June 24, 2010
Youths responsible for a spate of arson attacks on Dartford Heath have been warned they are putting lives at risk. Kent Fire and Rescue Service said they have been called to suspicious fires on the heath nine times in the past week. Fire crews are no...

Child's lighter play causes fire in Smethwick

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  • June 24, 2010
A West Midlands house was damaged after a child playing with a lighter caused a blaze, the fire service said. An adult and five children left the building in Great Arthur Street, Smethwick, where there was a severe fire in a first-floor bedroom. Abou...

Three homes damaged in 'severe' Southampton roof fire

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  • June 24, 2010
Three terraced houses have been damaged in a fire which spread across roofs. Crews from nine different Hampshire fire stations were called to the property in Claudeen Close, Swaythling, in Southampton, at 1803 BST on Tuesday. Fire crews used 35 sets ...

Crews tackle large Rotherham warehouse fire

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  • June 24, 2010
Up to 60 firefighters have spent the night tackling a large fire at industrial units in Rotherham. The fire started on Wednesday night in an office furniture warehouse in Meadow Bank Road, Meadowbank, and then spread to neighbouring units. Police set...

Horse death fire is investigated

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  • June 24, 2010
A horse has been killed in a fire on Tyneside. Firefighters and police were called to the blaze at stables at Low Heworth Lane in Gateshead at 2350 BST on Tuesday. Community firefighters from Gosforth and Hebburn attended the fire at the free standin...

Deeside chemical incident leaves 14 needing treatment

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  • June 24, 2010
A chemical incident on an industrial estate has left 14 people needing treatment, including three in hospital. Firefighters were called to Brookfield Foods Ltd at Deeside Industrial Estate, Flintshire, just before 0500 BST. The workers were exposed t...

Lean Quarry fire put out after burning for 13 hours

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  • June 24, 2010
ire crews have been damping down a fire at a landfill site in south east Cornwall after spending more than a dozen hours putting out the flames. More than 50 firefighters from Cornwall and Devon were in attendance at the height of the blaze, at Lean ...

Bleach closes Oxford Street in 'chemical' scare

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  • June 24, 2010
A chemical alert disrupted thousands of shoppers after a bleach and water solution was thrown out of a hotel window on London's Oxford Street. Seven people were hit by the liquid, thought to have been thrown from the Radisson Edwardian Hotel by a cle...

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