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Radio tower collapses after fire

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  • July 15, 2011
A broadcasting tower in the Dutch town of Hoogersmilde has collapsed. The 200 meter high mast came down following a fire in the building. No injuries have been reported. Large parts of the Netherlands have been left without reception on their radio F...

Firefighters taken to hospital after Lambeth tower fire

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  • July 15, 2011
Five firefighters have been treated for the effects of smoke inhalation after being stuck in a lift while they tackled a blaze in south London. They were called to a 17-storey tower block at Salamanca Place, Lambeth, when the blaze started in the ear...

Lucky escape for firefighters in West Yorkshire

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  • July 15, 2011
Firefighters had a lucky escape after a massive explosion at a house in Castleford, West Yorkshire. They had just rescued people from a small house fire when it happened. About 30 people were forced to leave their homes on Rhodes Street, Hightown, in...

Full-time Powys fire crews replaced by paid volunteers

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  • July 15, 2011
Voluntary firefighters are to replace full-time frontline crews in Powys as service chiefs look to cut costs. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service are redeploying 21 firefighters in Llandrindod Wells, Newtown and Brecon to work in the community...

Councillor expresses fire service concern

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  • July 15, 2011
A Cornwall councillor has expressed deep concern about the impact of proposed changes to fire cover in the county. The plan to shut bases at Redruth and Camborne and build new ones at Tolvaddon and Hayle will be discussed by councillors in the next f...

Seven in hospital after Lambeth tower block blaze

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  • July 15, 2011
Seven people have been taken to hospital after a fire at high-rise block of flats in south London. Emergency crews were sent to Salamanca Place, Lambeth, when the blaze started in the early hours. Firefighters used a ladder to rescue nine people from...

Coach carrying children in crash on Bagshot A322

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  • July 15, 2011
Five people have been taken to hospital after a coach carrying eight secondary school children crashed in Surrey. Surrey Police said the coach was involved in a collision with three vans on the A322 in Bagshot at about 1630 BST. A schoolgirl on the b...

Wednesday striker Gary Madine cleared in arson probe

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  • July 15, 2011
Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Madine has been told he will face no further action after being arrested over a suspected arson in Gateshead. The player, who came to prominence at Carlisle United, was questioned by police over a fire at a property i...

Blaze at Peterhead fish processing plant

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  • July 15, 2011
A major fire has broken out at a fish processing plant in the Kirk Square area of Peterhead. Grampian Fire and Rescue Service was called to the incident at the Freshcatch premises in Kirk Street at about 1815 BST. There has been no reports of any inj...

Woman dies in major fire at Hillington Road South flat

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  • July 15, 2011
A woman is understood to have died following a major fire on the fifth floor of a seven-storey block of flats in Cardonald, Glasgow. Two people were taken to hospital after the fire broke out at Hillington Road South, near Paisley Road West at about ...

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