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Two rescued from warehouse fire in Lincoln

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  • December 30, 2010
Two people have been rescued from a fire at a disused furniture warehouse in Lincoln. Five crews were called out to the blaze on Wragby Road at about 0100 GMT on Thursday, a spokesman from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said. The fire took several hour...

'Safety' repairs at Southend pier

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  • December 30, 2010
Southend Pier has re-opened after repairs were carried out following damage caused by freezing temperatures. Southend-on-Sea Borough Council said the extreme weather caused "health and safety" issues which have now been resolved. The Essex landmark c...

Witney health centre chemical leak sparks evacuation

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  • December 30, 2010
Twenty-five firefighters were called to a health centre laboratory in Oxfordshire following a chemical leak. A strong smell of ammonia was reported from a laboratory fridge in the Windrush Health Centre, Witney. It was then evacuated. Three people we...

One dead as blaze damages Harrogate house

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  • December 30, 2010
Investigations are under way after a house fire which left one person dead in North Yorkshire. Five fire appliances were sent to the house in Birch Grove, Harrogate, at about 0130 GMT on Thursday. North Yorkshire Fire Service said the body was found ...

Fire damages centuries old abbey

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  • December 30, 2010
A 13th-Century Belgian abbey famous for its brewery has been damaged by fire but the monks escaped unhurt and the vats survived intact. The Trappist (Cistercian) monks were dining when fire broke out at the abbey at St Remy-Rochefort, famous for its ...

Man remanded over Boxing Day forecourt fire in Norfolk

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  • December 29, 2010
A 32-year-old man from Leicestershire has been charged with arson following a fire on a petrol station forecourt on the A47 in Norfolk. The road was closed in both directions at Swaffham and nearby buildings were evacuated following the fire at a BP ...

Blitz anniversary marked by London fire engine convoy

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  • December 29, 2010
A convoy of five World War II fire engines will be driven through the City of London on the 70th anniversary of a German air attack which came close to destroying St Paul's Cathedral. The night of 29 December 1940 became known as the second Great Fir...

Goodrich livestock saved from thirst by firefighters

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  • December 29, 2010
Fire crews have saved hundreds of farm animals in Herefordshire from dying of thirst in sub-zero temperatures. Icy conditions over Christmas meant water supplies to 700 pigs and 40 long horn cattle froze. Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Serv...

Mechanic hurt after being trapped in bus wheel arch

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  • December 29, 2010
A mechanic is in hospital with serious injuries after an accident at Aberdeen bus station. It is understood the man was checking a fault on a bus when he became trapped in a wheel arch. The worker was freed by fire fighters and taken to Aberdeen Roya...

Grade-II listed home in Grays Mallory catches fire

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  • December 29, 2010
Forty firefighters have been tackling a fire at a Grade-II listed house in Warwickshire. Crews were called to the property in Banbury Road, Grays Mallory, near Bishops Tachbrook, at about 0500 GMT. No-one was hurt but about half the roof and first fl...

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