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Arizona firefighters 'making gains' on Wallow fire

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  • June 10, 2011
Firefighters in the US state of Arizona have begun slowly to wrest control of a huge wildfire that has scorched an area bigger than Los Angeles. The Wallow fire in eastern Arizona has now raged for 13 days, and is the second-largest in the state's hi...

Dartford chemical spill: 16 treated at hospital

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  • June 10, 2011
A chemical spill in Dartford has resulted in 16 people requiring hospital treatment. Kent Fire and Rescue was called to the Yodel depot in Bridge Close in the Crossways business park at 0745 BST. The fire service said it had contained two litres of a...

Fire at burgled house in Gayton Le Wold 'was arson'

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  • June 10, 2011
A fire which broke out at a house in Lincolnshire is being treated as having been started on purpose. It started at the property at Gayton Top, Gayton Le Wold, between 2130 BST and 2330 BST on Saturday. Nobody was in the house at the time. Police sai...

Fire at Kirkby Sonae chipboard factory

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  • June 10, 2011
More than 40 firefighters are tackling a blaze at a large chipboard factory in Merseyside. Crews were called to the Sonae factory on Knowsley Industrial Park in Kirkby just after 2000 BST on Thursday. Ten appliances are being used to bring the fire u...

Dorset heathland fire crews dampen down

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  • June 10, 2011
The biggest heath fire in Dorset for 35 years has been brought under control with fire crews damping down. Homes were evacuated when strong winds caused the fire, over about five sq km (1,235 acres) of Upton Heath, Poole, to spread rapidly on Thursda...

Suspected arson at former chapel in St Austell

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  • June 10, 2011
Police are investigating a suspected arson attack which damaged a former chapel in Cornwall. The fire service took 20 calls from neighbours telling them that the building at Wateringhill Close in St Austell was on fire at about 0130 BST. Crews from F...

Arizona crews battle to save homes from wildfire

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  • June 10, 2011
Fire crews are battling to save homes and towns as flames rage through the state of Arizona. Firefighters used chainsaws and bulldozers to clear away brush and trees in an effort to create a barrier for area homes as the fire approaches. The Red Cros...

Aerial footage of crews tackling Dorset heath fire

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  • June 10, 2011
About 200 firefighters are tackling a very 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. Eyewitne...

Dorset heath fire 'biggest since 1976'

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  • June 10, 2011
About 200 firefighters have been tackling the largest heath fire in Dorset in 35 years, which put several homes at risk. Strong winds caused the fire, on about five sq km (1,235 acres) of Upton Heath, Poole, to spread rapidly. Homes were evacuated as...

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