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Wigton firm Innovia Films fined £90,000 after fireball

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  • July 18, 2011
A packaging firm has been fined £90,000 after two workers were seriously injured in a fireball at a factory in Cumbria. Innovia Films was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) at Carlisle Crown Court following the fire at its Wigto...

DLR suspended after Canning Town fire in recycling plant

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  • July 18, 2011
Services on part of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) have been suspended following a major fire at a recycling plant in east London. Six fire engines and 30 firefighters were sent to the scene at Dock Road in Canning Town at 1626 BST. The DLR is cur...

Arson attack rise in South Yorkshire 'risking lives'

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  • July 18, 2011
Fire chiefs in South Yorkshire have warned lives could be lost as a result of a huge increase in arson attacks. Over the last week, county's crews have been called to up to 55 deliberate fires a day, which the fire service said was double the daily a...

Toxic fumes at Haverhill factory after chemical spill

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  • July 18, 2011
Spilled chemical powder at a Suffolk factory is reacting with rain to produce toxic fumes. Residents in Haverhill are being urged to stay indoors and close windows as the fume cloud could be an irritant. Homes on Chalkstone Estate, Roman Way and Wils...

Evacuations after water main burst in Huyton

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  • July 18, 2011
A hundred homes have been evacuated and a primary school has been closed after a major water burst at Huyton on Merseyside. People have been helped out of their properties by the fire service using an inflatable boat and taken to a local community ce...

Fire at mobile home in Ross-on-Wye tackled by crews

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  • July 18, 2011
The roof of a mobile home has been extensively damaged during a fire in Herefordshire. Three appliances were sent after the fire service was called about an incident at farmland in Coughton, Ross-on-Wye, at about 0820 BST on Sunday. The fire was beli...

Three rescued from fire at flats in Eastbourne

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  • July 18, 2011
Three people have been rescued from a block of flats in East Sussex after a fire started in the early hours. East Sussex Fire and Rescue said it was called to the property at Old Library, on Seaside, in Eastbourne following a 999 call at 0048 BST. Cr...

Fire at ET Heron magazine printers in Essex

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  • July 18, 2011
A fire at a printing company has been tackled by crews in Essex. More than 25 firefighters were called to ET Heron and Company in Heybridge, near Maldon, shortly before 0700 BST. The fire involved a printing press in an enclosed booth within the buil...

Leeds homes evacuated after car explosion

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  • July 18, 2011
Residents from 11 homes have spent the night in emergency accommodation after a car exploded in West Yorkshire. Emergency services were called to Maple Grove, in the New Farnley area of Leeds, at 1415 BST on Sunday. Pieces of the car, thought to be a...

Cooking causes fire in St Helier bedsit

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  • July 18, 2011
A fire broke out in a St Helier bedsit after cooking was left unattended. The person who lives at the Cheapside property returned to find their home full of smoke. Firefighters put out the flames and made the building safe by turning off the electric...

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