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Vehicles destroyed in Leicestershire yard fire

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  • July 30, 2011
A fire at an industrial unit in Leicestershire has destroyed several vehicles. The fire at the yard on Swepstone Road in Heather near Ashby-de-la-Zouch was reported just before 14:00 BST on Saturday. No-one was injured in the fire but Leicestershire ...

Two Somerset barn fires involving tonnes of hay

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  • July 30, 2011
Firefighters in Somerset have dealt with two separate barn fires involving more than 100 tonnes of hay. Crews had to use a bulldozer to move 60 tonnes of hay from a burning barn at Brambles Farm near Frome at about 02:00 BST to stop the blaze spreadi...

Warning after fire at Carlisle's Central Plaza Hotel

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  • July 30, 2011
People have been warned not to enter a derelict hotel in Carlisle which was badly damaged in a fire. An investigation is under way into the cause of the incident at the former Crown Plaza Hotel on 25 July. While the building is structurally stable, t...

Thomas Sharkey dies after fire which killed children

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  • July 30, 2011
A father who escaped a deliberate house fire which killed his two children has died in hospital. Thomas Sharkey Snr, 55, died six days after Thomas Jnr, 21, and his sister Bridget, eight. The flat fire broke out in Helensburgh, in Dunbartonshire, ear...

Middlesbrough man rescued from flat fire

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  • July 30, 2011
A man has been rescued from a fire at a flat on Teesside. Firefighters were called to Thorntee House on Cargo Fleet Lane, Middlesbrough, in the early hours. The sole occupant of the flat was taken to hospital. No details of his condition have been re...

Four houses damaged in Nottinghamshire fire

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  • July 30, 2011
Four houses in a Nottinghamshire town have been severely damaged by a fire. Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire on Wolsey Road in Newark late on Friday night. Four fire crews tackled the fire for almost four hours using an aer...

Elderly man dies in Medway house fire

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  • July 30, 2011
An 78-year-old man has died in a fire at a house in the Medway area of Kent. Kent Fire and Rescue Service were called to the property in The Street, Upper Stoke, near Rochester, at about 05:35 BST on Saturday. About 25 firefighters spent three hours ...

Major fire 'under control' at historic Sion Mills building

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  • July 30, 2011
The former owners of a historic mill building in Sion Mills have said they fear it may have been completely destroyed by a fire on Saturday. Fire crews were called to Herdman's Mill in the village at about 0120 BST. The blaze later re-ignited and bur...

Asbestos concern in Kirkcaldy factory fire

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  • July 30, 2011
Firefighters have spent most of the night tackling a blaze at a linen factory in Fife. They were called to the premises of Peter Greig & Co, in Kirkcaldy's Clair Street, at about 23:00 on Friday. A spokesman for Fife Fire and Rescue said a decont...

Suspected arson attack on farm workshop in Cornwall

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  • July 30, 2011
Police are investigating a suspected arson attack on a farm workshop in north Cornwall on Friday evening. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said 27 firefighters from Callington, Saltash, Liskeard and Bere Alston in Devon helped to tackle the fire at t...

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