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Floods hit homes and roads in Pembrokeshire

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  • November 21, 2011
Firefighters are pumping flood water from houses in Pembrokeshire due to flash floods. The Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said it was dealing incidents in Pembroke Dock, Freshwater East, Carew and Canaston Bridge. Police say sections of t...

70 aviary birds killed in Llanelli shed blaze

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  • November 21, 2011
Seventy birds died and 20 were rescued after a shed caught fire in Llanelli. Firefighters say the birds were overcome by smoke during the blaze at 20:52 GMT on Sunday in the Llwynhendy area of the town. Meanwhile, five homes were evacuated in Port Ta...

India: Delhi fire kills 14 at eunuchs' gathering

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  • November 21, 2011
At least 14 people have been killed and more than 40 others injured in a fire at a gathering of eunuchs in the Indian capital, Delhi. The fire broke out on Sunday evening when a three-day convention of eunuchs was about to end. It is thought that a s...

Fire severely damages Wallasey warehouse

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  • November 20, 2011
Firefighters in Merseyside have been tackling a large blaze that has severely damaged a warehouse. Emergency services were called to the unoccupied building on Birkenhead Road, Wallasey, just before 22:00 GMT on Saturday. Four pumps and an aerial app...

South Yorkshire fire service redundancy scheme wins award

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  • November 20, 2011
A scheme run by South Yorkshire Fire Service that provides support to workers who face redundancy has won an award. The initiative trains staff to provide advice to others who are face losing their job under the service's reorganisation. The service ...

Two men rescued from Exeter flat fire

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  • November 20, 2011
Two men have been rescued by firefighters from a five-storey block of flats in Devon after a fire broke out. The incident happened at about 02:45 GMT in a second floor flat on Grendon Road, Heavitree, Exeter. Fire crews forced their way into the flat...

Elderly pair escape suspected arson blaze in Middlesbrough

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  • November 19, 2011
Two elderly women were rescued from sheltered accommodation on Teesside after a suspected arson attack. The women were living next to a ground floor flat in Saltersgill Close, Middlesbrough, where furniture left outside was set alight on Saturday. Bo...

Man suffers burns in Llanelli house fire

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  • November 19, 2011
A man has been injured in a fire involving two semi-detached houses in south-west Wales, say rescue services. The unnamed man suffered burns and smoke inhalation in the fire at Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, and was taken to hospital. Mid and West Wales ...

Man and dog in house fire rescue at Bonymaen, Swansea

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  • November 19, 2011
Firefighters have carried out a rescue of a man and a dog from a house blaze in Swansea. Crews were called to the kitchen fire at the Prince of Wales Court in Mansel Road, Bonymaen, at just before 20:15 GMT on Friday. Firefighters provided oxygen the...

Meriden bungalow fire: Woman, 59, found dead

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  • November 19, 2011
A 59-year-old woman has been found dead after a house fire near Solihull, in the West Midlands. Emergency services were called to a bungalow in Main Street, in Meriden, at just after 12:00 GMT on Friday. A police spokesman said crews arrived to find ...

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