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Family of 17 escape house fire in Didcot

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  • December 28, 2011
A family of 17 have escaped from a house fire in Oxfordshire. Crews were called to the home in Manor Crescent, Didcot, late on Tuesday after a neighbour saw the fire in a first-floor bedroom and raised the alarm. When firefighters arrived several mem...

Bradford firefighters tackle second mill blaze

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  • December 28, 2011
Firefighters have tackled the second mill fire in Bradford in four days. Crews were called at 02:00 GMT to a fire in a derelict mill in Factory Street, close to the city centre. A West Yorkshire Fire Service spokesperson said up to 70 firefighters we...

Warwickshire warehouse fire damages three units

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  • December 28, 2011
Fire investigators have started work at the scene of a major fire at a warehouse in north Warwickshire. About 50 firefighters and support crews were called to the building belonging to Sofa World, in Coleshill, at about 16:45 GMT on Tuesday. A fire s...

Fire made flat residents in Hertfordshire homeless

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  • December 28, 2011
Several residents of a three-storey block of flats in Hertfordshire have been made homeless by a fire that broke out in the early morning. Crews were called to Plomer Avenue in Hoddesdon at 05:10 GMT when fire started in a ground floor flat. Firefigh...

Warnings to prevent Oxfordshire chimney fires

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  • December 28, 2011
Fire experts in Oxfordshire are advising people to take extra precautions to prevent chimney fires. The Fire and Rescue Service attended 96 chimney fires in the county between 1 January and 31 March 2011. Risk reduction manager Stuart Garner said: "C...

North Wales firefighters and police to share Nefyn station

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  • December 28, 2011
Firefighters and police officers could move into two shared purpose-built stations in Gwynedd. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service say they need more modern facilities for retained crews in Nefyn and Tywyn. The fire service and North Wales Police are...

Police investigate arson attack on Lincoln takeaway shop

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  • December 28, 2011
An explosion and fire at a Lincoln takeaway on Christmas Day is being treated as arson, police said. The attack at Tasty Provisions in St Mary's Street happened just before midnight. Insp Judith Kent said a caller reported seeing a man dressed in dar...

Chatham woman hurt as candles set fire to curtains

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  • December 28, 2011
A woman in her 60s suffered minor burns when candles set fire to curtains at her home in Kent. Kent Fire and Rescue Service said crews from Chatham and Strood found the woman unconscious when they arrived at the property in Magpie Road, Chatham. A ne...

Woman charged with arson after house fire in Jersey

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  • December 28, 2011
A 48-year-old woman has been charged with arson after a house fire in Jersey. The woman is accused of starting the fire at a property on St Aubin's Inner Road, the States of Jersey Police said. A spokesman added the fire, which happened on Monday aft...

Firefighters rescue woman from house blaze in Benfleet

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  • December 28, 2011
A woman has been rescued by firefighters after becoming trapped by a blaze at her Essex home. Fire crews were called to the house in High Road, Benfleet, at about 22:15 GMT on Christmas Day. The woman was in an upstairs window and was later brought s...

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