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Bramley flats security increased after arson attacks

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  • December 29, 2012
Security has been stepped up at two tower blocks in Leeds after a series of arson attacks. Since 8 November there have been about 20 incidents at the Raynville Grange and Raynville Court buildings in Bramley, West Yorkshire Police said. Rubbish has b...

'Large fire' at former factory in Etruria

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  • December 29, 2012
Firefighters are tackling a large blaze at a disused factory in Stoke-on-Trent. Emergency services were called to Garner Street, in the Etruria area, at about 16:20 GMT on Friday. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said at its height, 80 firefight...

Two treated after Leamington house fire

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  • December 29, 2012
Two people have been treated by paramedics after a house fire in Leamington in the early hours. Crews were called to an address in Home Farm Crescent in Whitnash just after 04:00 GMT, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue said. It took firefighters just under...

Days before Kincardine recycling site fire is out, says council

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  • December 29, 2012
Clackmannanshire Council has said it expects efforts to extinguish a fire at a waste treatment facility near Kincardine to take several days. Fire crews were called to Oran Environmental Solutions' plant at Kilbagie Mill at 08:00 on Thursday. A total...

Four 'linked' arson attacks investigated in Torquay

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  • December 29, 2012
Four arson attacks that happened overnight in Torquay are believed to be linked, Devon and Cornwall Police has said. A car, shed, wheelie bin and a lean-to attached to a house were set on fire. All were started between 01:00 and 03:45 GMT in the Ella...

Fire tackled at Royal Orthopaedic Hospital kitchen

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  • December 29, 2012
About 25 firefighters were called out to tackle a blaze at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham. Some patients had to be moved as a precaution after the fire broke out at the building in the Bristol Road, Northfield, earlier. However, the bui...

Police launch fresh review into fatal fires in Fraserburgh

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  • December 29, 2012
Police have launched a fresh review into two suspicious fires which claimed the lives of three men in Fraserburgh. Derek Roy, 46, and Derek Youngson, 19, were killed in a blaze in Kirk Brae, in Fraserburgh, on Hogmanay 2006. Police believe there is a...

Dorset 'lightning strike' fire investigations continue

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  • December 29, 2012
Firefighters are still trying to determine whether lightning strikes caused three fires in Dorset. Crews have returned to Lytchett Minster Upper School to carry out inspections after an arts and theatre block was seriously damaged by fire on Thursday...

Paisley warehouse blaze was 'deliberate'

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  • December 29, 2012
A large fire at a warehouse in Paisley in the early hours of the morning was started deliberately, police have said. About 30 firefighters were called to the Beyard Services building in Clark Street, Paisley, at about 03:20. The presence of acetylene...

False 999 calls cost fire crews millions

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  • December 29, 2012
False alarms to fire and rescue crews are "draining" resources and increasing the risk of danger during real emergencies, fire brigades say. Firefighters in the North East and Cumbria have responded to more than 28,000 false alarms in the last two ye...

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