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Pembroke Dock refinery explosion: Casualties feared

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  • June 2, 2011
Emergency services are investigating an explosion and fire at an oil refinery in west Wales. It is believed a tanker exploded at the Chevron plant in Pembroke Dock at around 1815 BST on Thursday. Milford Haven coastguards reported a "blast large enou...

Surrey fire service changes revised after consultation

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  • June 2, 2011
Proposed changes to the fire service in Surrey have been revised following a public consultation. Surrey Fire and Rescue Authority said it wanted to use more "on-call" firefighters to help with night cover, which it plans to reduce. The authority sai...

East London homes flooded by burst main

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  • June 2, 2011
Firefighters are trying to protect houses from water damage after a burst main flooded an east London street. A London Fire Brigade spokesman said 20 houses had been affected by the flood in Northwold Road in Upper Clapton. Twenty firefighters from S...

North Canada residents airlifted away from wildfires

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  • June 2, 2011
Canadian military planes and helicopters have airlifted nearly all the residents of two communities in the Saskatchewan province to safety, after wildfires moved into the region. The last of the area's more than 1,000 residents were being moved out o...

Fire on Flint Mountain forces evacuation of villagers

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  • June 2, 2011
Some villagers have been evacuated from their homes while fire crews tackle a blaze involving conifer trees and rubbish in Flintshire. Northop Road on Flint Mountain was closed because of concerns that gas cylinders might be in the burning rubbish. T...

Bideford Tantons Hotel fire: arson accused in court

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  • June 2, 2011
A man from Kent has appeared in court accused of arson with intent to endanger life at a north Devon hotel. Anthony Westhead, 63, of Holywell Avenue, Folkstone, appeared before magistrates in Barnstaple. More than 50 guests fled the building after th...

Man injured after explosion at house in Cefn Hengoed

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  • June 2, 2011
A man suffered minor cuts and bruises after an explosion at a twoe-storey house in Cefn Hengoed, Caerphilly county. Emergency services were called to Gelli Gaer Road at 0828 BST. Three fire engines initially attended the scene, but only one is still ...

Cheese lorry catches fire on Somerset road

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  • June 2, 2011
A lorry carrying 24 tonnes of cheese has caught fire on a Somerset road. Firefighters were called to the A359 at Galhampton Hill, near Castle Cary, soon before 0800 BST. A fire service spokesman said: "The fire was spreading rapidly through the artic...

Reward offer in Littlehampton car fire investigation

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  • June 2, 2011
A £500 reward for information about car fires in Littlehampton has been offered as Sussex Police investigate a series of incidents in the town. Police are investigating a series of car fires in the area of Wick and the reward is for information ...

Investigation into Caparo Wire factory blaze in Wrexham

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  • June 2, 2011
Fire investigators are due to return to the scene of a blaze which damaged a Wrexham factory. North Wales Fire Service said four crews tackled the incident at the Caparo Wire plant on Wrexham Industrial Estate. The blaze, which broke out at around 22...

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