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Wildfire kills two forest rangers in Florida

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  • June 21, 2011
A wildfire in Florida has claimed the lives of two forest rangers, as emergency services continue to battle more than 400 blazes across the state. The rangers had been trying contain a 12-acre (4.8-ha) blaze near the Georgia border, but the fire fla...

M4 lorry fire causes seven-mile tailback

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  • June 21, 2011
A lorry fire on the M4 has forced the motorway to close just outside Bath, causing queues to as far as Bristol. Traffic is reported to be queuing with a tailback reaching about seven miles (11 km) on the eastbound carriageway between junctions 19 and...

Peckforton Castle: Groom remanded over hotel fire

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  • June 21, 2011
A bridegroom has been remanded in custody over a fire at a country house hotel in Cheshire. Max Kay, 36, of Waylands Drive in Hunts Cross, Liverpool, was charged with two counts of arson before South Cheshire magistrates in Crewe. The blaze broke out...

Three Laceby Street houses damaged in Lincoln fire

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  • June 21, 2011
Three houses were severely damaged and a city road closed for several hours after a fire in Lincoln. Firefighters were called to a terraced house on Laceby Street at about 0940 BST on Monday to reports of a fire in the roof. Residents were evacuated ...

Crews tackle Bulwell coffin factory fire

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  • June 21, 2011
Firefighters have been tackling a blaze which broke out at a coffin factory in Nottingham. Crews were called to Crazy Coffins in Bulwell at about 1200 BST where they found a large fire, which is believed to have started in the spray shop. A number of...

Woman rescued from Derby house fire

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  • June 21, 2011
A woman has been taken to hospital following a fire at a house in Derby. About 35 firefighters tackled the blaze at the mid-terraced property in Fleet Street at about 0700 BST. A spokeswoman for Derbyshire Fire & Rescue said the fire broke out on...

Derry church spire set alight during repair work

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  • June 21, 2011
Fire fighters have put out a blaze at St Brigid's Church at Carnhill in Londonderry. The spire of the church caught fire at around 0900 BST while workmen were repairing damage caused during last month's storms. It was snapped in two by winds of up to...

Fire deaths in Scotland drop for third year in row

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  • June 21, 2011
The number of people killed in fires in Scotland has fallen for the third year in a row. Provisional figures released for 2010-11 show there were 47 deaths, compared with 60 in the previous year. A total of 1,294 people were injured in blazes in 2010...

Fire tackled at Didcot Power Station

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  • June 21, 2011
More than 100 firefighters have tackled a "difficult" fire inside Didcot Power Station in Oxfordshire. Crews were called on Monday afternoon after the fire broke out in roof panelling above high-voltage electrical switchgear in the main turbine hall....

Footballer Gary Madine arrested in arson inquiry

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  • June 21, 2011
Former Carlisle United striker Gary Madine has been arrested over a suspected arson in Gateshead. The 20-year-old, now with League One rivals Sheffield Wednesday, was questioned by police over a fire at a property in Rutland Square on 19 May. Northum...

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