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Manchester gas blaze: Up to 600 evacuated from homes

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  • June 6, 2011
Up to 600 people had to be moved from their homes and businesses after a gas pipe burst into fire in Manchester. It is thought a broken pipe ignited at an industrial site on Upper Helena Street in Bradford, close to the City of Manchester Stadium, at...

Arizona Wallow Fire 'uncontained' and growing

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  • June 6, 2011
An Arizona wildfire continued to grow on Monday morning, as firefighters contending with strong, dry winds remain unable to contain the blaze. The Wallow fire, the third-largest in the state's history, has already consumed 301 sq miles (780 sq km). M...

Derby students make transformer Toyota for firefighters

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  • June 6, 2011
A "transformer" car which has been designed and built by students will be used to train firefighters in how to rescue people trapped in vehicles. Derbyshire Fire and Rescue are using the modified saloon to train officers to deal with road traffic col...

Ashford wood yard fire is suspected arson

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  • June 6, 2011
A fire which caused substantial damage at a wood yard in Kent is being treated as suspected arson, police have said. About 60 firefighters battled the flames when up to 300 tonnes of wood caught fire at the yard in Woodchurch, Ashford, at 2300 BST on...

Nuneaton plans to help 'too narrow' roads for fire engines

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  • June 6, 2011
New road layouts and extra parking may be planned for a town in Warwickshire after fire crews said their trucks had problems driving down narrow streets. Warwickshire County Council said it was aware of congestion in Nuneaton's Edward, Alexandra and ...

Swinley Forest to be planted with new trees after fire

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  • June 6, 2011
Staff from the Forestry Commission have begun planning how to replace thousands of trees damaged or destroyed in a forest fire in Berkshire last month. Some 2,500 acres (1,000 hectares) of Swinley Forest was damaged in Berkshire's worst woodland fire...

Arsonists set fire to 12 gardens in Sowerby Bridge

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  • June 6, 2011
Arsonists are being sought by police after 12 gardens were set alight in a West Yorkshire town. Residents of Sowerby Bridge near Halifax have been reporting to police that their trees and hedges have been set alight since the beginning of May. The fi...

Man dies after fire at flats in Darnall, Sheffield

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  • June 6, 2011
A man has died after a fire at the flat he occupied in South Yorkshire. Fire and rescue crews were called to the three-storey block of flats on Skelton Way in the Darnall area of Sheffield early on Monday. Officers rescued a 48-year-old man from a gr...

Kelloholm car fire investigated by police

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  • June 6, 2011
Police have launched an investigation following a suspicious car fire outside a health centre in Dumfries and Galloway. The incident happened at the Mill Hill Centre in Kelloholm shortly after midnight. The fire, involving a red Vauxhall Zafira, was ...

Teenager, 13, charged over Aberdeen fires

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  • June 6, 2011
A 13-year-old boy has been charged in connection with a series of fires started in Aberdeen. Grampian Police said the local teenager was charged over the incidents in the Seaton area on 28 May. Grampian Fire and Rescue Service attended four wilful fi...

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