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Orsett Rio Recycling wood fire 'controlled' burnout plan

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  • July 6, 2011
Firefighters are still tackling a blaze that broke out on Tuesday in 40,000 tonnes of recycled wood in Essex. Firefighters called to the Rio Recycling in Orsett will remain there for several days, a spokesman said. The wood chips are in a quarry 80ft...

Woman 'killed by barbecue fumes' in tent in Norfolk

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  • July 6, 2011
A woman found dead in a tent at a Norfolk campsite is now thought to have died from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a charcoal barbecue. The body of Hazel Woodhams, 30, of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, was found at Clippesby Hall, near Great Yarm...

Leek barn arson attack causes £15k damage

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  • July 6, 2011
Officers are investigating a suspected arson attack in Staffordshire that caused an estimated £15,000 worth of damage to two barns. Firefighters were called to a barn fire off Park Road in Leek at about 1915 BST on Tuesday. The fire destroyed on...

Newton Stewart industrial fire caused by refuse burning

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  • July 6, 2011
A fire which sparked an explosion scare at a south of Scotland industrial estate is thought to have been started by the burning of rubbish on the site. The flames spread to a storage area containing timber and gas canisters on Monday afternoon in New...

Hull arson: Trapped Danielle Hewson speaks after rescue

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  • July 6, 2011
A woman has spoken of her ordeal after her Hull home was targeted by arsonists in the early hours. Danielle Hewson, 21, said she was "scared" of returning to her flat after a sofa was set alight outside the house on Axminster Close. She and her partn...

Four boys arrested over farm school fire in Oxfordshire

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  • July 6, 2011
Four boys have been arrested in connection with a fire that destroyed a barn at a school farm in Oxfordshire. Thirty firefighters battled the blaze - at Warriner School in Bloxham - which was close to spreading to neighbouring sheds where animals wer...

Arson attack at rabbit breeding centre Highgate Farm

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  • July 6, 2011
An arson attack on a house at a Lincolnshire farm which breeds rabbits for medical research could have killed someone, police have said. An incendiary device was thrown at the door of a building on Highgate Farm at Normanby-by-Spital, near Market Ras...

Fire crews tackle blaze at Laughton Forest

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  • July 6, 2011
Firefighters have spent the night tackling a blaze in a Lincolnshire forest. Crews from Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire were called to Laughton Forest, near Gainsborough, at about 1950 BST on Tuesday. A spokeswoman for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue s...

Arson attack at David Ford's Alliance Party office

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  • July 6, 2011
Alliance Party leader David Ford has said that an overnight arson attack on his Newtownabbey office will not put him or his staff off doing their jobs. Flammable liquid was poured on to the building at Carnmoney Road and set on fire last night. The b...

Fire crews bring major fire in Lancashire under control

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  • July 6, 2011
A large fire in east Lancashire has been brought under control by firefighters. Fire crews were called to the blaze at EasiStore4u on Burnley Road, Colne, at about 0340 BST. They pumped water from Colne Water, a river which runs alongside the buildin...

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