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Crews fight flat fire in Bermondsey tower block

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  • June 28, 2011
A fire at a 21-storey tower block in south-east London has been brought under control by firefighters. London Fire Brigade (LFB) crews were called to Lupin Point on Abbey Street in Bermondsey at about 1400 BST. A spokesman for LFB said the fire on th...

Chinese lanterns 'must be banned'

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  • June 28, 2011
Celebrations turned sour at a 21st birthday when Chinese lanterns released to mark the occasion caused a large fire in barley fields. Melissa Noton, a guest at the party in Stonesfield, Oxfordshire, previously liked the lanterns - but after the exper...

Four Kent homes struck by lightning catch fire

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  • June 28, 2011
Four homes caught fire when they were struck by lightning in Kent. Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) said it received hundreds of calls as thunderstorms swept across the county. Up to 30 firefighters tackled a blaze in Gravesend, while others respo...

Boy rescued from artificial rocks at Edinburgh primary

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  • June 28, 2011
A young boy has been rescued by firefighters after trapping his knee between artificial rocks at an Edinburgh primary school. The 10-year-old became stuck as he climbed over fibreglass rocks at Juniper Green primary. A crew from Lothian and Borders F...

Swansea tyre blaze postpones South Wales Bike Ride

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  • June 28, 2011
A tyre blaze which has been burning for almost two weeks, has caused the postponement of an annual charity bike ride around Swansea. More than 1,500 people were due to take part in Sunday's British Heart Foundation (BHF) South Wales Bike Ride. But th...

Staffordshire firefighters rescue ducklings from pipe

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  • June 28, 2011
Firefighters in Staffordshire have rescued four ducklings from a drainage pipe underneath their fire station. A female duck was spotted quacking in the yard of the fire station in Tamworth on Monday. When fire crews investigated they discovered four ...

Talybont caravan fire funeral for Rob and Andy Taylor

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  • June 28, 2011
A woman who lost her husband and son in a caravan fire in Gwynedd has paid tribute to two "very special guys" on the day of their funerals. Rob and Andy Taylor, aged 58 and 26 and from Flint, died in the fire at the Sunny Sands caravan park, near Bar...

A55 Conwy tunnel closed after camper van blaze

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  • June 28, 2011
A section of the A55 had to be closed in both directions due to a camper van on fire, causing tailbacks. North Wales fire service were called to the westbound side of the Conwy tunnel between junction 18 and 17, at 1010 BST to deal with the blaze. Th...

Waggon and Horses pub in Audley badly damaged in fire

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  • June 28, 2011
Firefighters have spent the night tackling a "severe" fire at a pub in north Staffordshire. They were called to the Waggon and Horses, on Nantwich Road, in Audley, at around 2100 BST on Monday after a passerby spotted the fire. The pub was closed at ...

Two in hospital after Halwill Junction house fire

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  • June 28, 2011
A man and his mother were taken to hospital after escaping from a fire which destroyed their Devon home. They were left suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation after the fire at the house on Station Road, Halwill Junction, on Monday night. Nei...

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