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Man rescued from Woolston apartment block fire

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  • June 4, 2011
An elderly man has been rescued from a balcony after a fire broke out at an apartment block in Southampton. Crews were called at 1235 BST to Jackmans Close in Woolston to reports of smoke and flames coming from a flat. The man was rescued and taken t...

Dundee waste plant chemical spill alert

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  • June 4, 2011
A chemical spill in Dundee has been tackled by Tayside Fire and Rescue. About 25 firefighters were called out to the incident at Dundee Energy Recycling (DERL) on the city's Forties Road. The alarm was raised shortly before 0600 BST at the energy-fro...

Pembroke Chevron oil refinery explosion victims named

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  • June 4, 2011
The four people killed in the explosion and fire at the Chevron oil refinery in Pembrokeshire have been named. They were Julie Jones, 54, a fire guard from Pembroke, and three men from Milford Haven: Dennis Riley, 52, Robert Broome, 48, and Andrew Je...

Cradley Heath house fire leaves five needing treatment

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  • June 4, 2011
Five people have been taken to hospital following a house fire in Cradley Heath, in the West Midlands. Emergency services were called to a property in Sidaway Street, in Old Hill, at about 0145 BST. A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service sai...

'Huge' fire at Kingsnorth waste oil depot

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  • June 4, 2011
More than 60 firefighters have spent the night tackling a major blaze at a waste oil depot near Kingsnorth power station in Kent. One eyewitness described the fire at the Kingsnorth Industrial Estate at Hoo as "huge". Kent Fire and Rescue Service man...

Chevron flies in experts for Pembroke refinery inquiry

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  • June 4, 2011
The owners of a Pembrokeshire oil refinery are flying in experts from the US to help investigate the cause of an explosion which killed four people. Another was badly injured in the blast at Chevron's plant in Pembroke on Thursday evening. The family...

Belfast city centre fire tackled by NI Fire and Rescue

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  • June 4, 2011
A fire at an apartment building in Belfast city centre has been tackled by the NI Fire and Rescue Service. The fire occurred on the 6th floor of Custom House Residence on Waring Street. A number of people were forced to leave the building. NIFRS said...

Northern Bank seeks fire engine firm AssestCo's debt

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  • June 4, 2011
The Northern Bank has started legal action to recover £1.3m from a company which owns London's fire engines. The action could force the firm, called AssetCo, into administration. The London Fire brigade union said it is worried about the possibl...

Wheatsheaf pub blaze at Kemsing

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  • June 4, 2011
Firefighters from across Kent are tackling a blaze which broke out in sheds behind a pub near Sevenoaks. Kent Fire and Rescue Service said pumps from Sevenoaks, Horton Kirby, Borough Green, Swanley and Tonbridge were at the Wheatsheaf in Kemsing. Sup...

New Forest heath fire prompts warning

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  • June 4, 2011
A heath fire in the New Forest has been tackled by more than 40 firefighters. Hampshire Fire and Rescue was called to the Pignal Enclosure near Brockenhurst just after 0800 BST where two hectares (five acres) of undergrowth was alight. The cause of t...

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