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Arizona forest fire threatens town of Greer and others

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  • June 5, 2011
Fire crews are battling to contain a massive blaze in Arizona that is threatening mountain communities in the east of the state. The fire, covering 225 sq miles (583 sq km) is being described as the third largest in the state's history. Smoke from th...

Fire in Norfolk workshop forces villagers from homes

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  • June 5, 2011
Villagers in Norfolk have been evacuated from their homes and roads closed as firefighters tackle a workshop fire involving gas cylinders. Crews were called to the blaze at Heath Close, Lenwade, near Norwich at about 1420 BST on Sunday. A Norfolk Fir...

Halogen light blamed for Lincolnshire blaze

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  • June 5, 2011
A house in Lincolnshire has been badly damaged in a fire thought to have been caused by a halogen light. The fire at the three-storey terraced property on Barkham Street at Wainfleet All Saints, near Skegness, started in a bedroom on Sunday morning. ...

Smoke warning over fire at Suffolk recycling centre

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  • June 5, 2011
People are being warned to close windows and doors due to a fire at a Suffolk recycling centre. Firefighters were called at about 1300 BST on Sunday to the fire in a large metal shed on the A1307 at Haverhill. Crews from Haverhill, Wickhambrook, Bury...

Staffordshire grass fires put strain on fire service

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  • June 5, 2011
An increase in grass fires in Staffordshire has put a strain on the fire service, according to a report by the chief fire officer. Figures show the number of grass fires has increased by 438. From April 2009 to March 2010 there were 1,008 grass fires...

Essex family's home destroyed by fire

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  • June 5, 2011
A family has had their home destroyed during a house fire in Essex. Firefighters from Braintree, Coggeshall and Halstead were called to the semi-detached house in Rayne Road, Braintree shortly after 0610 BST on Sunday. Everyone in the house was accou...

Fire in Exmouth model railway shop

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  • June 5, 2011
Fire crews in east Devon have dealt with a blaze at a model railway shop. The alarm was raised at about 0700 BST after smoke was seen coming from the roof of the two-storey building in the Esplanade in Exmouth. The seat of the fire was tracked to a f...

Man charged over Aberdeen centre fire

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  • June 5, 2011
A 38-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with a fire at a top-floor flat in Aberdeen in March. The fire forced Market Street, off Union Street, in the centre of the city, to be closed. Grampian Fire and Rescue Service had three u...

Edinburgh charity shop hit by deliberate fire

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  • June 5, 2011
A charity shop in Edinburgh has been badly damaged by fire after a bin was set alight. The shop in the Meadows area was operated by the Bethany Christian Trust, which works with homeless and vulnerable people. Lothian and Borders Police have said tha...

Oxfordshire family flee as rubbish set alight

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  • June 5, 2011
A family was forced to flee their home when a "deliberate" rubbish fire spread to their property in Oxfordshire. Crews were called at 0420 BST after suspected arsonists set alight to four piles of rubbish in the Cowley area. Two of the blazes spread ...

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