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Hermitage fire is treated as suspicious by police

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  • July 13, 2011
Police are investigating a fire in a barn in Berkshire after fire investigators told them it was started deliberately. A nearby army base was evacuated due to fears an acetylene cylinder could explode in the fire last Thursday. Fire crews set up a 20...

Sunlight off mirror caused Berkshire house fire

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  • July 13, 2011
Firefighters are warning people to check the positioning of mirrors and glass ornaments in their homes after a house fire in West Berkshire on Sunday. Fire crews believe the blaze in Hungerford Lane, Southend, near Bradfield, was started by a concave...

Fewer road casualties in South Yorkshire

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  • July 13, 2011
The number of people killed or hurt on South Yorkshire's roads has fallen to its lowest level in more than 30 years. Last year 435 people were killed or seriously injured on the county's roads compared with 530 in 2009. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescu...

Investigation following Ilkeston house fire

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  • July 13, 2011
More than 20 firefighters have spent three hours tackling a fire at a house in Derbyshire. Crews were called to the terraced property in Eyres Gardens, Ilkeston, at about 0400 BST. A spokeswoman for Derbyshire Fire & Rescue said the first floor w...

Three rescued from East Kilbride flat fire

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  • July 13, 2011
Three people trapped in a burning flat in East Kilbride have been rescued by fire crews. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service were alerted to the fire at the flat in Chalmers Crescent at about 2010 BST. Two residents were hanging out of the windows of...

Fire kills hundreds of chickens in Hickling barn

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  • July 13, 2011
Hundreds of chickens have died in a fire which broke out at a poultry farm on the Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire border. Fire crews from West Bridgford and Bingham stations were called to Sherwood Farms, Hickling Road, Hickling, at 2315 BST on Tu...

Wales's grass fires started by bored youths says report

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  • July 13, 2011
Bored youngsters are being blamed for starting thousands of forest and grass fires in south Wales in a new report. Wildfires in Wales, by the Forestry Commission, calls for closer ties between councils, fire services and communities to change attitud...

Cyprus protest over deadly blast at navy base

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  • July 13, 2011
Thousands of Greek Cypriots have marched on the presidential palace in Nicosia in protest over the deaths of 12 people in a blast at a navy base. Police fired tear gas to disperse the demonstrators who blame government negligence for the explosion at...

Arson attack at flat in Harryville, Ballymena, 'hate crime'

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  • July 13, 2011
Police have said they are treating an arson attack in the Harryville area of Ballymena as a hate crime. Shortly before 0600 BST on Tuesday, a fire was started in a coal shed at a flat in Chichester Park West. It spread and damaged the front door of t...

Elderly patients evacuated from Liberton Hospital fire

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  • July 13, 2011
Elderly patients at a hospital in Edinburgh have been evacuated following a fire on its ground floor. Liberton Hospital in the south of the city specialises in care for elderly patients. Eight fire appliances were sent just before 1100 BST. Firefight...

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