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Man, 31, dies after garage fire in Ellesmere Port

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  • November 26, 2010
A 31-year-old man has died from severe burns after a fire at a garage in Cheshire. The emergency services were called to a row of garages in Denbigh Court, Ellesmere Port at 1030 GMT on Thursday. They found the man in a critical condition. He was tak...

Burnt-out Tockwith waste plant wreckage stolen

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  • November 26, 2010
Thieves have stolen the wreckage of a hazardous waste management plant which was gutted in a chemical fire. Police said the metal-framed building structure had been taken from the site of BCB Environmental Management in Tockwith, North Yorkshire. The...

Pet dog rescued from large Dorset house fire

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  • November 26, 2010
About 35 firefighters have tackled a large fire in a detached home in west Dorset, from which a pet dog was rescued. Crews in seven engines were called to the house in The Street, Charmouth, on Thursday night. Both floors of the property were damaged...

Frozen water warning for by Leicestershire fire service

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  • November 26, 2010
People in Leicestershire are being warned to stay away from areas of frozen water by the county's fire and rescue service. Crews were called to eight incidents last winter in which people or their dogs got into trouble in icy conditions. In January t...

Man rescued from flat fire in Cardigan

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  • November 26, 2010
A man is recovering after being rescued from a fire at his home in Cardigan during the early hours of the morning. Crews from the Mid and West Wales Fire Service were called to the blaze at Rhyd y Felin just after 0300GMT. The man was rescued by fire...

Fire crews strip away thatch to save home in Essex

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  • November 25, 2010
Quick work by fire crews called to a fire at a thatched cottage in Essex has been praised for preventing serious damage to the building. Three fire engines from Essex and two from Suffolk were called to the fire at the house in Church Road, Wormingfo...

Two dead after oil tankers catch fire on Iraqi border

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  • November 25, 2010
At least two people have been killed after some 20 oil tankers caught fire on the Iraqi-Jordanian border. Twelve others were wounded in the blaze after a tanker exploded while unloading oil, and subsequently set 19 others ablaze, a Jordanian official...

Dirty bomb fears for fire officer at 7/7 Edgware blast

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  • November 25, 2010
Fears of a "dirty" bomb led to a long delay before fire crews were allowed to help casualties from the 7 July 2005 London bombings, an inquest has heard. A fire officer said he thought a blast at Edgware Road underground station could have been cause...

Plymouth's Holiday Inn cancels functions after fire

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  • November 25, 2010
A hotel damaged by fire in a Devon city has had to cancel the majority of its Christmas and New Year functions. The Holiday Inn in Plymouth was evacuated on 18 November following a fire in the leisure area of the hotel. The fire was tackled by more t...

Surrey fire service 'cuts' plan devastating, FBU claims

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  • November 25, 2010
Plans by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service to save £2.7m in the next four years will lead to "devastating" cuts, according to the firefighters' union. Proposed changes include moving fire engines to different stations, relaxing response times and i...

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