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Evacuation after suspicious fire in Llanelli

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  • July 14, 2011
Police say a fire which led to a building in Llanelli being evacuated may have been started deliberately. A joint police and fire service investigation is underway into the cause of the blaze on Station Road. Four people were led to safety. Police an...

Firefighters tackle Wrighlington School blaze

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  • July 14, 2011
Firefighters have been called to a blaze at a secondary school in Somerset. Five crews were called to Writhlington School, near Radstock, on Thursday afternoon. An Avon Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said the assembly room was ablaze but it was ...

Man dies in New Longton house fire

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  • July 14, 2011
An elderly man has died in a fire at a house in Preston. Three fire crews were called to the blaze in Cage Lane, New Longton, at about 1035 BST. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said firefighters had recovered a man in his 80s from the fire, but he...

'Growing problem' of illegally distilled alcohol

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  • July 14, 2011
Police are investigating whether an industrial unit where five men were killed in an explosion was being used to distil alcohol illegally. Lincolnshire Police said chemicals found inside the "smoke-logged" unit at Broadfield Lane Industrial Estate in...

Public meetings to discuss Sussex fire services merger

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  • July 14, 2011
The first of two public meetings in West Sussex to discuss a proposed fire service merger is taking place. East Sussex Fire Authority and West Sussex County Council began exploring options for closer working in December. Officials say a merger will r...

Reward to catch Lincolnshire speed camera arsonist

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  • July 14, 2011
A £1,000 reward has been offered to help catch an arsonist who has attacked speed cameras in Lincolnshire. Fifteen out of the 50 cameras in the county have been damaged by fire. Sue Langley from charity Crimestoppers said the fires were "unsettl...

Man's body found after Isle of Man house fire

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  • July 14, 2011
A man's body has been discovered after a fire at a house in the west of the Isle of Man. Police were called to the property in Patrick at 1440 (BST) on Wednesday. They found the body of a 50-year-old man lying on the kitchen floor. Despite attempts t...

Trapped girl, 5, rescued by Jersey firefighters

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  • July 14, 2011
A five-year-old girl has been rescued by Jersey's Fire and Rescue Service after getting trapped behind a basketball post. Firefighters used the equipment for freeing people stuck in cars to release Maya Berner. Her leg was wedged between the post and...

Plymouth house fire: Woman dies and man injured

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  • July 14, 2011
A woman has died and a man has been seriously injured in a house fire in Plymouth. The fire broke out in the property in Kenley Gardens in the Ernesettle area at about 0015 BST. Several neighbours raised the alarm. An 84-year-old woman was brought ou...

Boston industrial estate explosion kills five men

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  • July 14, 2011
Five men have been killed and a sixth has been seriously injured in an explosion at an industrial estate in Lincolnshire. Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to the Broadfield Lane Industrial Estate in Boston at about 1900 BST on Wednesday. ...

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