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Dorset heath fire 'spreading rapidly'

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  • June 9, 2011
About 200 firefighters are tackling a large fire which is spreading rapidly across heathland in Dorset, putting homes at risk. Strong winds are causing the fire, on about three sq km (740 acres) of Upton Heath, Poole, to quickly spread. Homes in near...

Out-of-control bonfires prompt fire service warning

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  • June 9, 2011
Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service has issued a safety warning after a recent spate of out-of-control bonfires. One was a bonfire that had spread, setting fire to 20 metres of dry grass. Another spread to a garden shed. Firefighters said these fires co...

Evacuated Southampton flats raided after fire

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  • June 9, 2011
A block of flats in Southampton has been targeted by burglars after residents were forced to leave following a large fire. An elderly man was rescued from a balcony after the fire broke out at Spitfire Court on Saturday. Residents were forced to leav...

Fire at Oxfordshire scrapyard involving gas cylinders

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  • June 9, 2011
Crews have tackled a large blaze involving gas cylinders at a scrapyard in Oxfordshire. Firefighters were forced to pull back when they discovered acetylene cylinders at the yard near to Crawley in Witney on Wednesday night. The fire also involved ty...

India: Lorry runs over 16 pilgrims in Gujarat

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  • June 9, 2011
A speeding lorry has run over and killed at least 16 people in the Indian state of Gujarat, police said. The dead were all pilgrims who had stopped for the night to rest on the roadside on a highway linking Dolka with Bagodra. The police said the dri...

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