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Fire breaks out in Southampton block of flats

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  • July 22, 2011
A fire has broken out in a block of flats in the centre of Southampton. Crews were called to Wyndham Court, opposite the station, between Blechynden Terrace and Commercial Road at about 2000 BST. Palls of black smoke could be see rising from the buil...

Russell Hartley jailed for Accrington pub arson attack

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  • July 22, 2011
A man who nearly killed three people by setting fire to a staircase behind a Lancashire pub has been jailed. Russell Hartley, 47, started the fire in a residential area behind The Calder pub on Blackburn Road in Accrington on 29 October last year. Th...

Seven injured in barbecue fireball blaze in Luton

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  • July 22, 2011
A woman in her 40s was severely injured and three children aged between six and 11 were hurt when a "fireball" engulfed a portable gas barbecue. Fire and ambulance crews were called to a playing field in Stopsley Way, Luton, at about 1630 BST. The ba...

London's Hydrogen buses to resume service after fire

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  • July 22, 2011
London's hydrogen buses are to resume service after being taken off the road when one caught fire more than five weeks ago. The five buses were introduced in January to help cut CO2 emissions from transport and tackle climate change. But the buses we...

Devon and Somerset Fire Control could move to Exeter

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  • July 22, 2011
The Devon and Somerset fire control rooms could merge and be based in Exeter, under plans being considered by the service. The merger could happen before the lease on the control room in Hestercombe House, in Taunton, is due to expire in October 2012...

Royal Horticultural Halls library fire in London

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  • July 22, 2011
A fire has broken out in the library of a Grade II listed building in central London, leading to an evacuation involving about 200 people. It began in a storage area in the basement of the Royal Horticultural Halls in Vincent Square, Westminster, at ...

Bookmakers badly damaged in arson attack in Strabane

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  • July 22, 2011
A bookmakers has been badly damaged in an arson attack in Strabane, County Tyrone. Two men set fire to wheelie bins and placed them outside the front door of the premises on Butchers Street around 0230 BST on Friday. The fire took hold quickly and sp...

Fire at Rutherglen's O'Leary's Bar 'suspicious'

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  • July 22, 2011
A fire which caused "significant" damage to a pub in South Lanarkshire is being treated as "suspicious", police have said. Emergency services were called to the blaze at O'Leary's Bar in Glasgow Road, Rutherglen, at about 0210 BST. No-one was inside ...

China: Bus fire in Henan kills dozens

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  • July 22, 2011
A bus has caught fire on a highway in central China, killing at least 41 people on board, state media say. The Xinhua news agency reported that six passengers and the driver had escaped the inferno in Xinyang City, in the province of Henan. State tel...

Two in hospital after Lincolnshire house fire

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  • July 22, 2011
Two people have been taken to hospital after a fire at a house in Lincolnshire. Emergency crews were called to Moortown Road in Nettleton in the early hours of the morning. A ground floor room and first floor bedroom were severely damaged. The two in...

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