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Six treated after suspicious Aberdeen fire

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  • November 12, 2011
Fourteen people were evacuated from a tenement block in Aberdeen following a fire which police believe was started deliberately. The fire broke out about 02:20 on Saturday in Portland Street. A total of six people were taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirma...

Streetly homes flooded and evacuated after pipe bursts

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  • November 12, 2011
Up to 150 homes in the West Midlands have been flooded after a 36in (91.4cm) water main burst. The pipe leading to the Barr Beacon reservoir burst in the early hours, flooding properties in the Blackwood Estate in Streetly. South Staffs Water said it...

Gas pipe thefts in Leicester 'risked explosions'

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  • November 12, 2011
The theft of gas pipes from homes in the Hinckley Road area of Leicester could have caused explosions, police have said. Within a month there have been 11 incidents, one of which, on Jarrom Street, resulted in the fire service being called and homes ...

Fire probe at Rogerstone's Fourteen Locks Canal Centre

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  • November 12, 2011
The cause of a fire at a canal heritage centre in Newport is under investigation. South Wales Fire and Rescue say they found two separate seats of fire in the café and office at Fourteen Locks Canal Centre in Rogerstone. Three appliances, includ...

Family escapes flooding danger in Draperstown

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  • November 12, 2011
Heavy rain has caused flooding on a number of roads in Northern Ireland making some impassable. In County Londonderry, a mother and her two children had a lucky escape on Friday night as their car got trapped on the Mulnavoo Road near Draperstown. Th...

Lansdowne Hotel in Eastbourne evacuated after fire

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  • November 11, 2011
A seafront hotel in East Sussex has been evacuated after a fire broke out in the ground-floor kitchen. About 20 firefighters were called to the Lansdowne Hotel on King Edward's Parade, Eastbourne, at 13:15 GMT. One person was treated by paramedics at...

Human-induced fires sow the seeds of the future

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  • November 11, 2011
Human-made fires are influencing the evolutionary process of some plant species' seeds, a study has shown. Scientists found that seeds that were less rounded and coated in thicker protective hairs were more likely to survive fires used to clear scrub...

Gloucestershire fire chief criticises M5 bridge closure

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  • November 11, 2011
A planned year-long closure of a motorway junction bridge on the M5 in Gloucestershire has been criticised by the head of the county's fire service. Last month The Highways Agency announced plans to shut the bridge on the A4019 west of Cheltenham. Gl...

Four taken to hospital after Bognor flats fire

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  • November 11, 2011
Four elderly residents had to be taken to hospital suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation after a fire in a block of flats in West Sussex. The three women and one man were exposed to smoke as residents left the 16 flats at Red Ridges in Kings...

Manchester Piccadilly Station reopens after train fire

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  • November 11, 2011
Services through Manchester Piccadilly are running normally after a train fire forced a partial evacuation. The service to Llandudno caught fire at 17:50 GMT on Thursday, with the smoke leading to the closure. Firefighters said no-one was injured and...

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