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Asbestos garage fire in Poole prompts evacuation

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  • November 16, 2010
Residents had to be evacuated from their homes in Dorset earlier after a fire in a garage which contained asbestos. Firefighters were called to South Park Road, Wallisdown, Poole, at 1558 GMT. The fire caused severe damage to the garage and a car ins...

Grandparents 'distraught' at children's fire deaths

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  • November 16, 2010
The grandparents of three young children who died in a house fire in Bridlington say they are "distraught" by what has happened. Robert and Sharon Hudson said they did not know how they would cope after losing three-year-old Maddie, Anthony, five, an...

Two people hurt as bus hits scaffolding in Coventry

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  • November 16, 2010
A bus driver and a passenger were taken to hospital after the single-decker bus hit scaffolding in Coventry. The driver, in his 40s, and a 19-year-old woman were hurt on Tuesday morning. Emergency crews made the area in Far Gosford Street safe. Natio...

Littleport tyre firm denies charge over fire

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  • November 16, 2010
A Cambridgeshire tyre firm has denied breaching the Environmental Protection Act following a major fire last year. More than 2,000 tonnes of rubber caught fire at Murfitt Industries, off Wisbech Road near Littleport, on 21 August, and burnt until Oct...

Baby among six people rescued from flat fire in Essex

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  • November 16, 2010
A seven-month-old baby was among six people rescued from a fire in a flat in Essex. The fire broke out in the second floor flat on Connaught Avenue, Frinton, just after midnight on Tuesday, leaving the property heavily smoke logged. Firefighters resc...

House damaged in suspected arson

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  • November 16, 2010
Police and fire experts are investigating after a fire extensively damaged the ground floor of a house in Gwynedd late on Monday night. The fire at the semi detached house at Pant y Waun, Waunfawr has been described as an arson. Two fire crews from C...

Three West Sussex fire stations to close after review

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  • November 16, 2010
Three retained fire stations which protesters waged a long-running campaign to save are to close following a review of the service in West Sussex. West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service unveiled the decision on Tuesday and said the changes would bring o...

Investigation launched into Belfast retail park blaze

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  • November 16, 2010
Three stores have been severely damaged in a blaze which started at about 0400 GMT at Boucher Retail Park in Belfast. Seventeen appliances and 85 firefighters struggled for several hours to bring the fire at Boucher Crescent under control. Poundstret...

Major fire at Belfast retail park

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  • November 16, 2010
The Fire and Rescue Service is fighting a large blaze at Boucher Retail Park in south Belfast. Seventeen appliances and 85 firefighters are dealing with the fire at Boucher Crescent. The blaze started at about 0400 GMT. A number of outlets have been ...

Four held after deadly Shanghai high-rise blaze

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  • November 16, 2010
Four people have been detained following a fire in a Shanghai high-rise building that killed at least 53 people, Chinese state media report. An initial investigation blamed unlicensed welders for starting the fire, Xinhua news agency said. Those held...

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