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Sussex fire service merger decision due

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  • June 1, 2011
Talks are due to be held on the proposed merger of fire and rescue services in East and West Sussex. The fire services say the move could help preserve front-line services in light of government spending cuts. They are considering two options - great...

Derbyshire scrapyard fire 'deliberate' say fire crews

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  • June 1, 2011
A fire at a Derbyshire scrapyard was started deliberately, fire investigators have said. Crews from Long Eaton, Heanor and Ilkeston were called to Awsworth Road near the Ilkeston Town football ground at about 0600 BST. About 30 vehicles were damaged ...

Toddler killed 'in revenge arson attack' in Camberwell

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  • June 1, 2011
A 19-month-old girl was killed in a "horrifying" arson revenge attack that targeted three generations of the same family, a court has been told. Siariah Letang was overcome by smoke during the fire in a maisonette in Camberwell, south London, last ye...

Arson damage at Beadlow haulage firm estimated at £1.5m

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  • June 1, 2011
Damage caused by an arson attack at a haulage firm in Bedfordshire has been estimated to have cost up to £1.5m. Up to 18 lorries and a tank of diesel were destroyed in the fire at Thomas Bros Excavations (Luton) Ltd, Shefford Road, Beadlow, at 0...

Reward over car lot arson attack in Trowbridge

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  • June 1, 2011
The owners of a car lot business in Trowbridge are offering a reward after an arson attack there. David and Eve Aylesbury of AMS Cars said the fire caused thousands of pounds worth of damage as five vehicles were torched with two destroyed. They said...

Man rescued from Wednesfield derelict factory fire

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  • June 1, 2011
A 29-year-old man has been rescued after a fire at a derelict factory in the Black Country. Firefighters were called to an industrial estate off the Wolverhampton Road in Wednesfield at about 2000 BST on Tuesday. Crews are still at the scene. Police ...

Serious Aberdeen fire treated as suspicious

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  • June 1, 2011
A serious blaze at a former college in Aberdeen is being treated as suspicious. Twenty firefighters were involved in tackling the flames at the former Balgownie College at Hutcheon Gardens in the Bridge of Don area. The fire broke out early on Tuesda...

Man charged with arson over Bideford Tantons Hotel fire

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  • June 1, 2011
A 63-year-old man from Kent arrested after a fire at a hotel in north Devon hotel has been charged with committing arson with intent to endanger life. More than 50 guests fled the building after fire broke out at Tantons Hotel in Bideford on Tuesday ...

Hampshire farm fire exclusion zone set up

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  • June 1, 2011
A 200m exclusion zone has been set up around a farm in Hampshire after two workshops caught fire. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said the exclusion zone was a precaution as the workshops in Hedge End contain propane and acetylene cylinders. More t...

Woman rescued from fire at Dumfries flats

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  • June 1, 2011
A police and fire investigation has been launched after a teenager was rescued from a blaze in Dumfries in the early hours of the morning. Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Service were called to the upper flat on Barrie Avenue at about 0415 BST....

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