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Liverpool's Ranelagh Street closed by fire

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  • June 24, 2011
An area outside Liverpool Central Station had to be sealed off by police after fire crews were called to reports of smoke coming from a manhole cover. Ranelagh Street was closed while United Utilities engineers investigate the cause of what is believ...

Old England Hotel guests evacuated after sauna fire

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  • June 24, 2011
Around 200 guests were evacuated from a Lake District hotel after fire broke out in a sauna room. Five fire engines and 23 firefighters were called to tackle the blaze at the Old England Hotel in Bowness on Friday morning. Guests were evacuated as a ...

Fire crews tackle metal recycling blaze in Lincoln

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  • June 24, 2011
Fire crews are tackling a blaze at a metal recycling plant in Lincoln. Eight fire engines were called to European Metal Recycling on Beevor Street at about 1600 BST. Eyewitnesses said the sky near the University of Lincoln student accommodation area ...

Matthew Gill sentenced for Herongate neighbour arson

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  • June 24, 2011
A 19-year-old has been sentenced to four years at a young offenders institution for deliberately setting fire to a neighbour's house. Matthew Robin Gill, from Shrewsbury, had admitted a charge of arson and being reckless as to whether life was endang...

Back to work for fire-hit Crazy Coffins in Nottingham

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  • June 24, 2011
A coffin maker has said it will not let any of its clients down after a fire destroyed some of its factory and bespoke coffins. Coffins lost in the blaze at Crazy Coffins in Bulwell, Nottingham, included ones in the shape of a mobile phone, a footbal...

Amesbury fire: Hundreds moved amid blast fears

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  • June 24, 2011
Four hundred people were evacuated from their homes after fears that gas cylinders could explode in a fire. Wiltshire Fire and Rescue said the fire at a shed and outbuildings in Antrobus Road, Amesbury, started after 2300 BST. A 200m cordon was put i...

Swansea tyre fire fight expected to cost millions

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  • June 24, 2011
The final bill for fighting a fire at a factory in Swansea that was used to store shredded tyres is expected to run into millions of pounds. Disposing of the waste alone will cost around £800,000. The fire at the former Mettoys factory in Ffores...

Crews called to Lutterworth workshop blaze

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  • June 24, 2011
A fire at a furniture workshop in a Leicestershire town has severely damaged the building, fire officials said. The A426 High Street in Lutterworth was closed for several hours after the fire which started at about 0600 BST on Friday. Six appliances ...

Firefighters warn against higher pension contributions

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  • June 24, 2011
More than a quarter of firefighters may leave their pension scheme if their pension contributions are forced up, their union claims. A survey of nearly 8,000 members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) suggests that 27% are considering leaving if contri...

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