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Police treat Lincoln warehouse fire as suspicious

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  • December 31, 2010
A fire at a disused carpet warehouse in Lincoln from which two girls were rescued is being treated as arson. Five crews were called out to the blaze on Wragby Road at about 0100 GMT on Thursday. The fire took several hours to put out and two rescued ...

Crews tackle derelict Fortfield Hotel fire in Sidmouth

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  • December 30, 2010
Crews are tackling a fire at the derelict Fortfield Hotel near the seafront at Sidmouth in Devon. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said the alarm was raised at about 1620 GMT. About 80 firefighters are currently fighting the blaze at the fo...

Cornwall explosion caravan victim is a woman

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  • December 30, 2010
A body discovered in a caravan in west Cornwall after it caught fire is that of a woman in her 60s. Fire crews were called to the caravan on farmland in Sancreed, west of Penzance, after 999 calls reported an explosion on Tuesday night. Police have y...

Woman rescued from Margaretting pub fire

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  • December 30, 2010
A woman has been rescued by fire crews after becoming trapped on the first floor of a burning pub in Essex. An emergency control operator managed to persuade the woman not to jump out of a window of the Red Lion pub in Margaretting near Ingatestone. ...

Police seal off danger building in Gloucester

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  • December 30, 2010
Police have sealed off a Victorian building in Gloucester after it began to collapse. The roof of Northgate Mansions in Spreadeagle Road is falling in, windows are smashed and the walls are bowing. Fire crews are at the scene and checks have been car...

Road shut after fire at take-away

  • News Item
  • December 30, 2010
A road in Fife was closed for a time after a fire in a Chinese take-away. Fife Fire and Rescue Service said three appliances attended the blaze, which blocked Lady Wynd Road in Cupar. Police were called to put a road closure in place to allow firefig...

Shropshire fire service attends dozens of floodings

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  • December 30, 2010
The fire service in Shropshire has attended nearly 60 flooding incidents in four days over the festive period. A spokesman said call-outs to burst pipes and flooding, was causing the service "to stretch resources". A few businesses have been affected...

Eight-year-old girl badly burned in Hull house fire

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  • December 30, 2010
An eight-year-old girl has been taken to hospital with serious burns to her legs and hands after being rescued from a house fire in Hull. Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said the girl was pulled to safety from the house on Albert Avenue by her fat...

Explosion and fire at Devon electricity sub-station

  • News Item
  • December 30, 2010
Crews have tackled a fire at an electricity sub-station in Devon. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said there was an explosion followed by a fire at the sub-station in Bovey Tracey. Firefighters from Bovey Tracey, Moretonhampstead and Chagf...

Fire badly damages village home in Suffolk

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  • December 30, 2010
Two people have been taken to hospital after breathing in smoke during a fire in their home in Suffolk. The blaze broke out at the semi-detached cottage in Warren Lane, Woolpit. Specialist fire officers have visited the scene to find a cause of the b...

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