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Fire crews tackle Weaverthorpe wood yard blaze

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  • June 7, 2011
More than 50 firefighters have been tackling a 40-tonne timber fire at a wood yard in North Yorkshire. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service were alerted to the fire at Weaverthorpe wood yard, near Scarborough, at about 1230 BST. More than 50 firef...

Woodhouse flat fire man named as James Edward Hayball

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  • June 7, 2011
A man who was killed in a flat fire in South Yorkshire has been named. James Edward Hayball, 48, of Skelton Way, died after the fire in the three-storey block of flats in Woodhouse, Sheffield on Monday morning. The fire service said he was found in h...

Rochdale firefighter avoids house collapse

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  • June 7, 2011
Dramatic footage of a wall collapsing and missing a firefighter by inches has been released by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service. The firefighter was leading crews tackling a blaze at a derelict building in Littleborough, Rochdale, when part...

Suspicious parcel at fire HQ a hoax, says bomb squad

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  • June 7, 2011
A suspicious package found at a Bedfordshire fire headquarters has been declared a hoax by the bomb squad. The parcel at Bedfordshire and Luton Fire and Rescue Service headquarters in Kempston was found at about 1020 BST after a routine Royal Mail de...

Thornton Reservoir rescue after boy, 11, stuck in mud

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  • June 7, 2011
An 11-year-old boy was rescued by firefighters after becoming stuck up to his chest in mud in Leicestershire. Luke Collinson was trapped for almost an hour after older children forced him to retrieve their football from mud flats at Thornton Reservoi...

Southampton car wash fire 'was arson'

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  • June 7, 2011
A major blaze at a car wash which sparked an early-morning evacuation was started deliberately, detectives believe. The fire was started at Southampton Car Wash, near St Mary's Street, before spreading to shops at the rear on 21 May, between 0400 and...

Fire at Thornwell Primary School, Bulwark, 'suspicious'

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  • June 7, 2011
Police say they are treating a fire which partly destroyed a Monmouthshire school as suspicious, although it is too early to say if it was deliberate. Investigations are continuing into the cause of the blaze at Thornwell Primary School in Bulwark, C...

Mansfield arsonists sought by police

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  • June 7, 2011
Police are trying to trace those responsible for a number of arson attacks in an area of Nottinghamshire. Officers believe those responsible for setting a conifer tree alight on the grounds of West Nottinghamshire College in Mansfield also started ot...

Llandudno to Chester train evacuated after Rhyl smoke

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  • June 7, 2011
A blown gasket has been blamed for smoke which led to a passenger train being evacuated near Rhyl, Denbighshire. The fire service was called at 11.21 BST, and passengers were led to safety and the train moved to sidings. "Upon investigation, a blown ...

Beds Fire Service HQ evacuated amid suspicious parcel scare

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  • June 7, 2011
A fire service headquarters in Bedfordshire has been evacuated following the discovery of a suspicious package. The parcel at Bedfordshire and Luton Fire and Rescue Service HQ in Kempston was found at about 1020 BST after a routine Royal Mail deliver...

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