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Fire hits block at Thornwell primary school, Chepstow

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  • June 3, 2011
An infants and nursery block of of a primary school in Monmouthshire has been destroyed by fire. Fire crews were called to Thornwell Primary School in Bulwark, Chepstow, at 0107 BST on Friday, and brought the blaze under control four hours later. Inv...

Dumfries and Galloway fire service faces hefty pay cost

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  • June 3, 2011
Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Service is facing a bill of up to £160,000 to meet compensation payments to its retained staff. It follows a ruling by an employment tribunal on the terms and conditions of part-time firefighters. The compen...

Fire at ex-watchmaker's building in Coventry

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  • June 3, 2011
Two bedrooms have been destroyed in a fire at a derelict former watchmaker's building in Coventry. Crews brought the fire on Allesley Old Road, Chapelfields, under control within two hours, after being called on Thursday. A first floor bedroom and a ...

Pembroke explosion: eyewitnesses see blast smoke

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  • June 3, 2011
Emergency services are investigating an explosion and fire at an oil refinery in west Wales. It is believed there are casualties after the blast at the Chevron plant in Pembroke at around 1820 BST. Eyewitnesses have described hearing a massive blast ...

Firefighters control Terra Nitrogen plant blaze

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  • June 3, 2011
Firefighters have brought a large blaze at a chemical plant on Teesside under control. The fire broke out at the Terra Nitrogen plant in Billingham at about 1800 BST and at its height it was tackled by 50 firefighters. Cleveland Police said it was br...

Harrow fire and gas leak under control

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  • June 3, 2011
A street in north London has been declared safe after a gas leak caused homes to be evacuated. The leak was caused by a fire at about 1445 BST which badly damaged a house on Whitby Road, Harrow. About 30 people were moved to safety and a hazard zone ...

Chatham high-rise flat block evacuated after fire

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  • June 3, 2011
Residents had to be evacuated from a high-rise block of flats in Kent after a fire started. About 15 firefighters tackled the blaze on the ninth floor of the property in Shipwrights Avenue, Luton, Chatham, at about 1315 BST on Thursday. Crews wearing...

Four killed in Pembroke Chevron oil refinery blast

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  • June 3, 2011
Four people were killed in an explosion and fire at an oil refinery in west Wales, Dyfed Powys Police have said. The blast happened at the Chevron refinery at Pembroke Dock on Thursday. Ch Supt Gwyn Thomas said the explosion was in a 730 cubic metre ...

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