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Swansea factory fire 'still going strong'

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  • June 16, 2011
A factory fire at an industrial estate in Swansea is "still going strong" say the fire service. The blaze was reported at 1300 BST on Thursday and during the afternoon police closed one of the main routes out of Swansea, causing traffic gridlock. The...

Fire service changes considered in Nottinghamshire

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  • June 16, 2011
Five retained fire engines across Nottinghamshire may be scrapped, and 16 management jobs lost, in plans to restructure the fire service. The proposals form part of a major staffing review, which revealed the service receives 35% fewer emergency call...

Shell 'ignored safety warnings' before Bacton explosion

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  • June 16, 2011
Shell UK ignored safety warnings from staff before an explosion at a gas terminal in 2008, a court has heard. The company has admitted seven safety and pollution offences following the explosion and fire at the Bacton terminal in Norfolk. Shell UK wa...

Youths sought after Edinburgh house blaze

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  • June 16, 2011
Police in Edinburgh want to speak to a group of young people who were spotted near a house which was extensively damaged by fire. Lothian and Borders officers were called to Burdiehouse Road at about 0330 BST after reports of smoke from an unoccupied...

Wood chip fire on industrial estate in Hereford

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  • June 16, 2011
Nine fire crews have put out a fire involving 1,600 tonnes of wood chips in Herefordshire. The fire broke out at 1703 BST on Wednesday at Wye Valley Metals, Fords Hill Road, Rotherwas, Hereford, Crews went from Fownhope, Peterchurch, Ross, Eardisley,...

Parents pray for Emmy Taylor, two, hurt in caravan fire

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  • June 16, 2011
The parents of the two-year-old girl who suffered severe burns in a caravan fire say they are "praying every minute". Emmy Taylor was rescued from the blaze in which her grandfather Robert Taylor, 58, and his son - Emmy's uncle - Andrew, 26, from Fli...

Explosion fear after Ethiebeaton Quarry blaze

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  • June 16, 2011
Firefighters in Angus are continuing to monitor the scene of a quarry fire after concerns a gas cylinder might explode. The blaze at a building in Ethiebeaton Quarry, Monifieth, broke out at about 1435 BST on Wednesday. Tayside Fire Service said crew...

Police investigate four suspicious fires in Plymouth

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  • June 16, 2011
Police are investigating four suspicious fires which started in Plymouth on Thursday morning to see if they are connected. Fire crews were called to a tattoo parlour in Whimple Street and found a small fire on the first floor. A fire at a gym in Gdyn...

Inquiry into fire involving five lorries in Nantyglo

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  • June 16, 2011
An investigation is starting into the cause of a fire involving five articulated lorries at an industrial estate in Blaenau Gwent. No-one was hurt in the blaze in Nantyglo, near Ebbw Vale, at about midnight on Wednesday. Crews from Brynmawr, Blaina a...

Crews battle terraced house blaze in Maindee, Newport

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  • June 16, 2011
Fire crews fought a blaze at a terraced house in Newport early on Thursday. The alarm was raised in Chepstow Road, Maindee, at 0515 BST on Thursday, and fire was put out at 0700 BST. South Wales Fire Service said the house's occupants had been accoun...

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