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Gas blast at Sunderland home badly injures woman, 84

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  • July 1, 2011
A pensioner has been seriously injured in a suspected gas explosion at her home on Wearside. Fire crews were called to Craigshaw Square, at Hylton Castle, Sunderland, just after 0900 BST, after reports of a gas blast. An 84-year-old woman was found a...

Gorton firefighters rescue fox cub from manhole

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  • July 1, 2011
Firefighters in Manchester were called to rescue a fox cub which had become trapped in a manhole. Crews were returning to their station in Gorton when they saw children trying to rescue the fox on wasteland. Firefighters said although that sort of ta...

Reptiles rescued from a fire at flats in Blackpool

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  • July 1, 2011
Firefighters rescued a collection of reptiles as they searched a three storey terraced house in Blackpool which was found alight. No-one was in the property on Palatine Road, which is used as student accommodation, when the fire was reported at 0300 ...

Roslea Orange hall destroyed in blaze

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  • July 1, 2011
An Orange hall has been destroyed by a fire in County Fermanagh. The blaze at Inver Orange Hall in Roslea started in the early hours of Friday morning. The alert was raised after a woman who lives nearby saw the flames at about 0600 BST. The police a...

Ashton-Under-Lyne residents told to close windows

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  • July 1, 2011
Residents in Greater Manchester are being told to keep their windows closed after a fire at a recycling plant. Crews were called to Texas Road, in Ashton-Under-Lyne, at 2030 GMT on Thursday where a pile of rubbish had caught fire. Firefighters are da...

Northampton garage blast damages eight homes

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  • July 1, 2011
Eight homes were damaged after a car repair garage in Northampton caught fire and gas cylinders exploded. Crews were called to the EWX Automotive workshop in Cecil Road, off Kingsthorpe Grove, early on Friday. Two houses were seriously damaged by fir...

Fishermen rescued from boat fire off Fraserburgh

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  • July 1, 2011
The crew of a fishing boat had to be rescued after a fire broke out in the vessel's engine room. The 14 crew members of the Faroese-registered Vardborg were about six miles off Fraserburgh when the alarm was raised at about 0025 BST. An RAF Lossiemou...

Man and dog rescued from New Forest pub fire

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  • July 1, 2011
A man and his dog were rescued after a fire ripped through a pub in the New Forest during the early hours. About 30 firefighters tackled the blaze at the Tollhouse Inn, on Southampton Road, Lymington, which broke out in the ground floor at about 0415...

Boy burned after attack at Coleraine bonfire site

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  • July 1, 2011
A seven-year-old boy has suffered burns to his neck and back after he was pushed into a small fire close to a bonfire site in Coleraine. Tyler Hutchinson was hurt at the Ballysally estate at about 1400 BST on Wednesday. His father, Trevor, said the b...

Los Alamos fire: Crews gaining control of blaze

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  • July 1, 2011
Firefighters battling the blaze threatening a top US nuclear weapons research lab are optimistic they are gaining control of the fire. "It's been a great day," said Doug Tucker, fire chief of Los Alamos, New Mexico. "Everything is holding." The firef...

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