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Coach and lorry damaged in fire near Beaworthy

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  • April 3, 2011
A fire involving a coach and lorry with a container has been extinguished after it broke out in north Devon. Firefighters were called to Stowford, near Halwill, Beaworthy, at about 1700 BST on Saturday. Crews were sent out from Holsworthy and Hatherl...

Elderly woman killed in Islandmagee fire

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  • April 2, 2011
Police and fire crews are at the scene of a house fire in Islandmagee, County Antrim. It is understood an elderly woman has died in the fire which happened on Middle Road on Saturday. The cause of the fire has not yet been established. Enquiries into...

Investigation follows Gravesend arson attacks

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  • April 2, 2011
An investigation has been launched following three arson attacks on properties in north Kent. Kent Police said two fires were lit in derelict homes in Ferguson Avenue, Gravesend, on Thursday evening. Another blaze was started in a garage in nearby Po...

Crews rescue man in Hampshire trapped in mud

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  • April 2, 2011
A man who was trapped in mud in Hampshire for more than half an hour in the early hours of the morning has been rescued by firefighters. Crews from Southsea and Havant were called to Ferry Road in Portsmouth at 0435 BST, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Ser...

Aughnacloy's Favour Royal House fire suspected arson

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  • April 2, 2011
Two men have been arrested in connection with a suspected arson in County Tyrone. The fire, at Favour Royal House, in Aughnacloy, is believed to have been started deliberately. The men, aged 19 and 20, were arrested on Main Street in Aughnacloy. The ...

Stockport industrial estate fire sees vehicles destroyed

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  • April 2, 2011
An inquiry is under way into a fire that destroyed a large number of new vehicles at a Stockport industrial estate. Police were called to reports of the fire at the Offerton industrial estate, on Hempshaw Lane, on Friday night. A building was destroy...

Two men are killed in Huthwaite house fire

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  • April 2, 2011
Two men have died in a house fire in Nottinghamshire. Fire crews were called to the mid-terrace property on Sutton Road, in Huthwaite, at about 0815 BST on Saturday. A Nottinghamshire police spokeswoman said the two men, whose names have not been rel...

Evacuations over gas lorry crash in Essington

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  • April 2, 2011
About 20 people were evacuated from their homes after a lorry carrying gas cylinders overturned in a collision with a van in Staffordshire. The 38-tonne HGV was carrying oxyacetylene tanks and an unknown load at the time of the incident on Warstone R...

North Featherstone blast depot residents back home

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  • April 2, 2011
Hundreds of people who were forced out of their homes after explosions at a West Yorkshire transport depot were allowed back on Friday night. Sixty-two properties had been evacuated after a blaze at Welburn Transport in Church Lane, Featherstone, Pon...

Man arrested after after Torquay costume company fire

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  • April 2, 2011
A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and arson following a fire at a costume warehouse in Devon. About 40 firefighters were called to the fire at Flame Torbay Costume Hire in Market Street, Torquay, at about 0335 BST. The two-...

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