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Heavy rain causes flash flooding in Silverdale

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  • October 3, 2010
Heavy rain has caused flash flooding in parts of Staffordshire. The main road into Silverdale was closed for several hours due to water pouring down Church Street. It is believed a pumping station failed. Fire crews diverted the water away from peo...

Three barns near Bridgwater are destroyed by fire

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  • October 3, 2010
Three barns have been totally destroyed by fire at Cossington, near Bridgwater. The fire service responded to a report from someone who could see smoke in the distance at 0123 BST, but they had difficulty gaining access to it. The barns were well a...

Seven led to safety from Liverpool house fire

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  • October 3, 2010
Seven people were led to safety from a house fire in Liverpool during the early hours. The blaze broke out at a property on Sandringham Road in Tuebrook. Crews from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, who were called to the scene, rescued the six adu...

Two injured in Eastbourne flat block blaze

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  • October 3, 2010
One person has been rescued and two people have been taken to hospital following a fire at flats in Sussex. About 10 firefighters spent more than two hours tackling the blaze at the three-storey building in Compton Street, Eastbourne, earlier. East...

Vehicles damaged in Jersey fire treated as arson attack

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  • October 3, 2010
One vehicle has been been destroyed and two others extensively damaged in a suspected arson attack in Jersey. Police and fire crews were called to the Green Island car park at about 0440 BST where a Suzuki Vitara 4x4 was found alight. It was gutted i...

Person missing after major fire in Wembley

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  • October 3, 2010
One person is unaccounted for after fire destroyed a building in west London. The flames took hold of a building due for demolition in Rowntree Road in Wembley at about 0050 BST. The building was gutted and the roof collapsed. Six fire engines tackle...

Hundreds of homes suffer flooding in London

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  • October 3, 2010
Hundreds of homes across London suffered flooding as heavy rain persisted all night. The London Fire Brigade (LFB) received more than 300 calls about flooding between 2200 BST and 0120 BST. A spokesman called it a "busy night". Homes in Hammersmith, ...

Saved man burned in 'arson' at Southsea block of flats

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  • October 3, 2010
A man rescued after a suspected arson attack at a block of flats in Hampshire has been taken to hospital with burns. Fire crews led the 24-year-old man down a ladder from the third floor of the property in Clarendon Road, Southsea, on Saturday evenin...

Emergency exercise held at Alderney Airport

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  • October 3, 2010
Alderney's emergency services are being tested in an exercise at the island's airport. Police, medical personnel and fire crews are taking part, as well members of the island's drama group to portray casualties. The exercise was being carried out in ...

Fire breaks out in Jersey apartment block

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  • October 3, 2010
Six fire crews have extinguished a fire in the reception area of an apartment block in Jersey. Crews were called to the Discovery Bay apartments in St Peter at about 0100 BST. The fire is thought to have started in an electrical cupboard before sprea...

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