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Explosion injures man at bungalow in Porthmadog, Gwynedd

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  • February 2, 2012
A man has been taken to hospital with superficial burns to his hands and face following an explosion at a bungalow in Gwynedd. Fire crews were called to the incident at Morfa Bychan, near Porthmadog, at around 17:20 GMT after a suspected bottled gas ...

Passengers escape double-decker bus in blaze in Pinner

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  • February 2, 2012
About 20 passengers escaped from a double decker bus after the vehicle caught fire in north-west London. Transport for London (TfL) said it believed the fire on the H12 bus at Pinner was started "maliciously" and said police were investigating. The d...

Hampshire police and firefighters in boxing charity fight

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  • February 2, 2012
Hampshire firefighters and police officers have weighed in ahead of a charity boxing match for Help For Heroes and CLIC Sargent charities. The teams were inspired to take part by Hampshire Constabulary colleagues Sgt Steve Bowen and PC Celine Bowen. ...

East and West Sussex fire service merger put on hold

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  • February 2, 2012
The merger of fire and rescue services in East and West Sussex has been put on hold and will not go ahead next year. East Sussex Fire Authority and West Sussex County Council said government proposals to change the system of grant funding was behind ...

Woman found dead in Cleethorpes after carbon monoxide leak

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  • February 2, 2012
A woman has been found dead in a flat in Cleethorpes after the fire service was called to a carbon monoxide (CO) leak. Fire crews were called to a house in Barcroft Street, Cleethorpes on Wednesday evening, after reports that a CO alarm was sounding....

University of York chemistry department fire

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  • February 2, 2012
Four hundred students were forced to leave a building when a large fire took hold in a chemistry department at the University of York. Fire crews were called to the building in Alcuin Way, Heslington shortly before 13:00 GMT on Thursday. Officers fro...

Woman held over suspected arson at Berkshire flats

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  • February 2, 2012
Four flats had to be evacuated following a suspected arson attack in Berkshire, police have said. The blaze broke out in a ground floor flat at Rotary Way in Thatcham, near Newbury, shortly after midnight. No one was injured in the fire and damage wa...

Firefighters tackle cottages on fire in Crediton

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  • February 2, 2012
Fire crews will remain overnight at the scene of a fire in a Devon town. A row of thatched cottages have been damaged by the blaze which began in Crediton at about lunchtime. Several crews have been tackling the blaze in Mill Street, a spokesman for ...

Arsonists target Strensall farm for second time

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  • February 2, 2012
Arsonists have targeted a North Yorkshire farm for the second time in two years, destroying a barn and causing about £30,000 of damage. The blaze, at a farm on Sutton Road, Strensall, was discovered shortly after midnight on Wednesday. The straw-fil...

Arson suspected in Viners restaurant fire

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  • February 2, 2012
A fire which damaged a restaurant in mid Cornwall is being treated as a case of suspected arson. Fire crews from St Columb and St Denis were called to the blaze at Viners restaurant at Carvynick Farm, Summercourt, at about 02:05 GMT on Thursday. Kevi...

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