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Man trapped in machinery at Cullompton paper mill dies

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  • September 24, 2011
A man has died after he was trapped in machinery at a paper mill in Devon. The incident happened at the Kings Mill industrial estate near Cullompton at about 09:15 BST, said a Devon and Somerset Fire Service spokesman. The man was freed from the mach...

Warndon Age Concern shop damaged by 'arson attack'

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  • September 24, 2011
A charity shop in Worcestershire has been damaged in a suspected arson attack using a wheelie bin. The fire started at Age Concern in Warndon at about 01:20 BST on Friday and caused structural damage to the shop and smoke damage to stock. Police beli...

Firefighters hit and spat on in Pilot Street, Belfast

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  • September 24, 2011
A firefighter has suffered a minor arm injury after he was attacked by two women at an apartment block in the Sailortown area of Belfast. The Fire Service went to the building at Pilot Street at about 2300 BST after a fire alarm was set off. A spokes...

Newport city centre flats damaged by fire

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  • September 24, 2011
An investigation has begun into a fire which badly damaged flats above an empty shop in Newport city centre. The blaze broke out above the former Money Shop in Commercial Street at about 02:27 BST on Saturday. Crews from 11 fire stations across south...

Overnight escape from Perth flats fire

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  • September 24, 2011
At least five people have been forced to escape from their homes during a fire in a block of flats in Perth. Firefighters were called to the incident in Glengarry Road at 00:36. An adult and child managed to get out of the building through a door. An...

Man, 89, evacuated after Cheltenham suspected arson

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  • September 24, 2011
An 89-year-old man was evacuated from his home following a suspected arson attack in Gloucestershire. The fire service said it was called to Hester's Way Road, Cheltenham, at about 01:50 BST after reports of a large tree fire. The man was evacuated f...

Six people killed in Neasden house fire

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  • September 24, 2011
Six people - including three children and two teenagers - have been killed in a house fire in north west London. Flames ripped through the semi-detached house in Sonia Gardens, Neasden, just before 01:00 BST - six fire engines and 30 firefighters tac...

Former Norwich fire station fails safety inspection

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  • September 24, 2011
The former main fire station in Norwich has failed a fire safety inspection delaying a move by new tenants. Temporary tenants were due to take over the building on Bethel Street last week, Norfolk County Council said. It was earmarked for temporary r...

Grenade found in Coventry after aerosol fire

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  • September 24, 2011
Families were moved from a block of flats in Coventry after a grenade was discovered by police and fire crews. Emergency services were called to a small fire at Fremington Court on Friday morning after neighbours reported hearing two small explosions...

Hereford and Worcester false alarms waste 4,000 hours

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  • September 23, 2011
Nearly all automatic fire alarm call-outs in Herefordshire and Worcestershire are false alarms, according to the county's fire service. Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) have carried out a review that found 95% of call-outs to ...

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