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Israeli firefighters: Carmel blaze still out of control

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  • December 4, 2010
A deadly forest fire is spreading in northern Israel, despite the efforts of all available Israeli firefighters and a growing number of foreign crews. The fire service told Israeli media on Saturday morning that emergency workers were "still far from...

Boston bungalow fire 'not suspicious'

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  • December 4, 2010
Police say a fire at a bungalow in Lincolnshire where a 73-year-old man died, was not suspicious. Fire crews, along with police and paramedics, were called to the property in Spilsby Road, Boston, in the early hours of Thursday. No further details ha...

Fire forces Derby Westfield shopping centre alert

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  • December 4, 2010
Hundreds of people have been evacuated from a Derby shopping centre after a fire filled part of the building with smoke. Operators Westfield said the problem was caused by a car fire in the basement of the complex but it was quickly extinguished. Sho...

'Human remains' found at Moray house destroyed in fire

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  • December 4, 2010
Human remains are believed to have been found at a house in Moray which was destroyed by fire. Grampian Fire and Rescue Service was called to the building in Rafford, Forres, on Monday morning. Police later said it was thought an elderly woman who li...

Boy helps save children from Worcester house fire

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  • December 4, 2010
A 14-year-old boy has helped to rescue four children from a fire at a neighbouring house in Worcester. Ryan Morrow said he opened the door and, with the help of a neighbour, put out the fire out at a property on Westminster Road on Wednesday. The fir...

Cattle die after roof collapses under weight of snow

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  • December 4, 2010
Three cattle have died after the roof of a farm shed in Angus collapsed under the weight of snow, it has emerged. Tayside Police said that emergency crews were called to Over Finlarg Farm shortly after 0700GMT. Fifty cattle were in the shed and two d...

Four arrests over Stoke-on-Trent mosque arson

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  • December 4, 2010
Four teenagers have been arrested after a gas pipe was put into a Stoke-on-Trent mosque in an attempt to set light to the building, police said. The incident is being treated by police as a deliberate racist attack. Officers were called to Regent Roa...

Woman escapes Gateshead home gas explosion

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  • December 4, 2010
A great-grandmother has described how a gas explosion left her Gateshead home a "shambles". Emergency services were called to Helmsdale Avenue, Felling, shortly before 2100 GMT on Thursday. The house was badly damaged in the blast and neighbouring pr...

Chemical spill sparks Flintshire factory evacuation

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  • December 4, 2010
Staff were evacuated after a chemical spill at a Flintshire aerospace factory. Four fire engines were called to the scene at Gardner Aerospace, Hawarden Business Park, Flintshire, at 0939 GMT Friday. There had been a spillage of sulphuric acid and ch...

Foreign crews help Israel battle massive forest fire

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  • December 4, 2010
Foreign firefighting crews have begun to arrive in Israel to help battle a massive forest fire out of control in the north of the country. Further global assistance is due to arrive later on Friday, as fire crews battled high winds driving the blaze ...

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