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Police investigate 'fire bomb' attacks in Plymouth

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  • June 18, 2011
Police are investigating six suspected fire bomb attacks which were carried out in Plymouth over several days. In one, a man was taken to hospital after his home in the Crownhill area was targeted and set alight on Friday. It followed attacks on a bo...

Scunthorpe substation fire causes homes to lose power

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  • June 18, 2011
More than 300 homes in North Lincolnshire were left without power after a fire at an electricity substation. Emergency services were called to the incident in Froddingham Road, Scunthorpe at 2340 BST on Friday. Homes were evacuated as a precaution an...

Cordon is lifted after Falmouth Docks fire

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  • June 18, 2011
A cordon around docks in Cornwall has been lifted after a fire among hundreds of acetylene cylinders was brought under control, fire bosses said. Emergency crews were at the scene in Falmouth Docks for more than 24 hours after it broke out on Friday ...

Three hurt in Scunthorpe Pods Leisure Centre explosion

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  • June 18, 2011
Three men have been injured in an explosion at a newly-built leisure centre in North Lincolnshire. Two men were taken to hospital after the blast at the Pods Leisure Centre, in Scunthorpe, on Saturday morning. The men were contractors working on the ...

West Drayton fire: Warehouse blaze near Heathrow

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  • June 18, 2011
A fire has badly damaged a warehouse in west London, near Heathrow Airport. About 60 firefighters were sent to Stockley Road, West Drayton, at 1000 BST on Saturday, and three-quarters of the two-storey building was damaged. More than 30 people were m...

Derry Victoria Road fire started 'deliberately'

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  • June 18, 2011
The Fire Service said a blaze at a derelict building on Victoria Road in Londonderry on Friday evening was started deliberately. Fifty tyres inside the building caught fire at about 2200 BST sending black smoke billowing across the River Foyle. The s...

Woman dies in Walney Island house fire

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  • June 18, 2011
An elderly woman has died in a house fire in south Cumbria. Emergency services were called to the property on Strathaird Avenue, on Walney Island, near Barrow-in-Furness in the early hours of Saturday. The name of the dead woman has not yet been rele...

Cordon remains after Falmouth Docks fire

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  • June 18, 2011
About 150 people have spent the night away from their homes as a cordon remains around the site of a fire at Falmouth Docks. The blaze started among acetylene cylinders outside a warehouse at the docks on Friday morning. Police temporarily lifted a 3...

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