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Scottish Power's £10K reward over Glasgow fire blackout

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  • November 15, 2011
A £10,000 reward is being offered after a deliberate fire in Glasgow closed the M8 for several hours last week and left thousands of homes without electricity. Scottish Power said it hoped the cash would help the police probe into the blaze at a...

Galashiels man in hospital after flat fire

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  • November 15, 2011
A man is in hospital suffering from severe smoke inhalation and burns after a flat fire in the Borders. Firefighters were called to Langlee Drive in Galashiels shortly before 23:00 on Monday to discover the living room of a first-floor property ablaz...

Woman rescued from burning flats in Coventry

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  • November 15, 2011
An elderly woman was rescued from an upstairs window at a burning block of flats in Coventry on Monday night. The upper floor of the property in Weymouth Close, Willenhall, was severely damaged by fire at 23:30 GMT. A woman was rescued using an exten...

Smoke alarm plea after death of Mark Rivers in Brighton

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  • November 15, 2011
A woman whose brother died in a house fire has urged people to make sure they have a working smoke alarm fitted. Mark Rivers, 51, was found in his flat in Bristol Gardens, Kemptown, on 6 November. It is believed he died from the effects of smoke inha...

Farnham teenager arrested over hoax death call in Surrey

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  • November 15, 2011
A 15-year-old boy from Surrey has been arrested on suspicion of making a hoax call claiming a woman had died after falling down the stairs. Surrey Police are investigating whether the incident is linked to other hoax calls made in the Farnham area. L...

Jetski store fire explosion worry

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  • November 15, 2011
A supermarket was evacuated and a section of railway line was closed as firefighters tackled a blaze at a jetski service centre in Ayrshire. Fire crews found a "well developed fire" when they arrived at Jetski Ecosse in Irvine at 18:30. Inside they d...

Alert after Forth pipeline leak

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  • November 14, 2011
Emergency services are tackling a leak from a pipe linked to an oil handling facility on the Firth of Forth. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) said the pipe carried "ballast water" from BP's Hound Point terminal to tanks at nearby Dal...

Hampshire thatched cottage ravaged by fire

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  • November 14, 2011
More than 50 firefighters were called to tackle a blaze at a thatched cottage in Hampshire. Flames had engulfed the roof of the two-storey home in South Lane, Buriton, near Petersfield, on Sunday night. The occupants managed to flee unhurt before eig...

Car and van on fire and chemical spill at Pontblyddyn

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  • November 14, 2011
Two vehicles have caught fire after colliding at Pontblyddyn in Flintshire, which also led to a chemical spilling from one. The A541 to Corwen near Mold was closed shortly before 11:30 GMT on Monday after the collision, which involved a van and a car...

Two million litres of water used to extinguish Burton Latimer fire

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  • November 14, 2011
A month-long fire at a recycling plant in Burton Latimer absorbed two million litres of water before it was extinguished, firefighters have estimated. Water pumps were in constant use at the site between 9 October and 9 November. Station manager Warr...

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