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Gloucestershire house fire leaves man in critical condition

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  • July 12, 2011
A 58-year-old man is in a critical condition after he was rescued from a house fire in Gloucestershire. He was airlifted to Bristol's Frenchay Hospital following the incident at a building in Bramble Lane on Monday afternoon. The victim has since bee...

South Yorkshire M1 is closed by smoke from lorry fire

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  • July 12, 2011
The M1 motorway in South Yorkshire was closed for more than two hours as thick black smoke from a lorry blaze spread across the road. Two lorries collided between junctions 36 and 37, near to Barnsley, leading to plastic pallets on one of the vehicle...

Alsager Town Football Club hit by fire

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  • July 12, 2011
Firefighters from across Cheshire and north Staffordshire have spent the night tackling a large fire at Alsager Town Football Club. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service say they were called to the clubhouse on Woodland Court at around 2315 BST on Monday....

Chinese sky lantern blamed for Trowbridge house fire

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  • July 12, 2011
A family home in Wiltshire has been badly damaged in a fire caused by a Chinese sky lantern. Anne-Marie Cobb, 40, from Trowbridge and her two children were asleep at about 1115 BST on Saturday night when the blaze started. A lit paper lantern had lan...

Alvaston man rescues family from bin fire

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  • July 12, 2011
A man rescued his mother and brother from a house fire in Derby. Firefighters believe the blaze, which started at about 0230 BST, spread from a bin in Griffin Close, Alvaston. No one was injured in the fire but the house was badly damaged by smoke an...

Enniskillen care home evacuated after fire

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  • July 12, 2011
An Enniskillen care home for people with mental health problems has been evacuated after a fire. Sixteen residents and two staff were unhurt but had to be rehoused after a fire was discovered in the roof space. The roof of Clare House is extensively ...

Terry McGlade murder in Redcar: Man charged

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  • July 12, 2011
Police have charged a man with the murder of a 77-year-old widower found in his burning home on Teesside. Grandfather Terry McGlade, from Pennine Crescent, Redcar, was thought to have died in a fire early on Saturday. However, a post-mortem examinati...

Firefighters remain at Bestwood scrap yard fire

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  • July 12, 2011
Ten firefighters are still at the scene of a scrap yard blaze in Nottinghamshire, more than 36 hours after it first broke out. Crews were called to the Ponderosa scrap yard on Moor Lane in Bestwood at about 1700 BST on Sunday. A spokesman from Nottin...

Fireman injured during 11th night trouble

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  • July 12, 2011
A firefighter was injured and a fire appliance damaged during serious street violence on the 11th night. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) said it had received 180 fire calls as of 0100 BST on Tuesday, a 65% increase on 2010. At it...

Colleagues remember dead fireman Ewan Williamson

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  • July 12, 2011
Colleagues of the only firefighter in the history of Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service to die in the line of duty have spoken about his loss, for the first time. Ewan Williamson, 35, died while fighting a fire in a bar in Dalry, Edinburgh, ...

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