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Firefighters tackle blaze at Crosby housing charity offices

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  • July 23, 2011
Fire crews using eight pumps and an aerial ladder have been fighting a blaze at offices belonging to a housing charity in Cumbria. Firefighters were called to the three-storey building at Moor Park in the village of Crosby at 15:12 BST. A spokeswoman...

Clear up begins at Essex recycling site wood chip fire

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  • July 23, 2011
A clear-up operation has started at a recycling site in Essex where 40,000 tonnes of wood chip on fire for nearly three weeks is burning itself out. The fire service has advised site owners Rio Recycling at Orsett they can use a tracked machine to pu...

Fire rips through Xcite leisure centre in Whitburn

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  • July 23, 2011
Firefighters were called to tackle a blaze which ripped through a leisure centre in Whitburn, West Lothian. All 49 staff and patrons were able to leave the Xcite centre on West Main Street without being injured. Onlookers watched the five fire and re...

Woman's hospital airlift after car crash at Upper Boat

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  • July 23, 2011
An elderly woman has been airlifted to hospital after being freed from a car by south Wales firefighters following a collision with a van. The accident happened at 1335 BST on Gwaelod-y-Garth Road at Upper Boat, between Pontypridd and Cardiff. South ...

China: Dozens die as bullet trains collide in Zhejiang

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  • July 23, 2011
At least 32 people have died and more than 100 are hurt after two high-speed trains crashed into each other in eastern China, state media reports. Two train coaches fell off a bridge after derailing close to Wenzhou in Zhejiang province. Chinese medi...

Six treated after fire in Birmingham maisonette block

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  • July 23, 2011
Six people have been treated for the effects of breathing in smoke after a fire in a block of maisonettes. An electric wheelchair caught fire at 20:15 BST on Friday in the stairwell of a two-storey building in Springfield, Stockland Green, Birmingham...

Pair arrested after west Belfast GAA club fire

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  • July 23, 2011
A 16-year-old boy and 19-year-old man have been arrested following a fire at a west Belfast GAA club. The pair were detained on suspicion of burglary a short time after the damage to St John's GAA club was discovered at about 0500 BST. The premises h...

Arson attack on home in County Tyrone

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  • July 23, 2011
A house has been badly damaged in an arson attack in County Tyrone. It happened on the Main Street in Sixmilecross at around 0530 BST when, it's believed, flammable materials were poured through a broken window in the front door and set alight. The p...

Firefighters save family of four in Milton Keynes house

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  • July 23, 2011
A family of four was rescued from a house fire in Milton Keynes in the early hours of Saturday morning. Crews from Great Holm and Bletchley were called to the fire in the two-storey terraced house in Clarence Road, Stony Stratford at about 03:00 BST....

Man is rescued from Boston bungalow fire

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  • July 23, 2011
A man has been rescued from a fire at a bungalow in Lincolnshire. Emergency crews were called to Wellington Road, Boston, just before 05:00 BST to reports of smoke coming from a property. The casualty was found in the hallway by firefighters wearing ...

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