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Newbury's Mercure Hotel evacuated after basement fire

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  • February 7, 2013
A hotel in Berkshire has been evacuated after a fire in the basement. About 20 firefighters were called to the Mercure Elcot Park Hotel in Bath Road, Newbury, at 03:30 GMT. Crews from Hungerford, Newbury and three appliances from Reading attended the...

Devon crews tackle thatched cottage blaze

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  • February 7, 2013
A fire has broken out at a thatched cottage in Devon. Up to 80 firefighters were called out to Downwater Cottages, at Horns Cross, near Bideford, at about 04:00 GMT and found the thatch well alight. At its height, 15 crews were at the scene, the fire...

Isobel Dobson's stepfather 'probably started' fire

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  • February 7, 2013
A man may have deliberately started a fire that killed his two-year-old stepdaughter, a coroner has ruled. Isobel Dobson, of Hemsworth, died after being trapped in a burning van during a fire at Hessle Farm in Wragby, near Wakefield, on 30 September ...

Fire and Rescue Service dogs take part in training exercise

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  • February 7, 2013
Fire and rescue dogs from across the country are taking part in a major training exercise in North Somerset. The 12 Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams are involved in a three-day event at the former Barrow Hospital site near Long Ashton, south of B...

Fire wrecks garage in Alderney's St Anne

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  • February 7, 2013
A fuel fire has wrecked a disused garage on Alderney and caused a cloud of thick black smoke above the island's main town. Part of the disused Mouriaux garage on the outskirts of St Anne caught fire on Wednesday afternoon. Alderney Fire Service and A...

Northamptonshire firefighters praised for 'brilliant' horse rescue

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  • February 7, 2013
Firefighters have been praised after the "brilliant" rescue of a horse wedged in a ditch in Northamptonshire. Paul Black's horse Marcus slipped into the waterlogged ditch near Harringworth after a fellow rider's horse was "spooked" by cattle. Crews u...

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