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Burnham flats evacuated after crash

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  • August 5, 2013
A vehicle has crashed into a block of flats in Somerset forcing residents to be evacuated. The vehicle caused a large hole in the side of the building in Oxford Street, Burnham. Police and fire crews were called to the scene at about 01:15 BST. Two p...

Crews tackle 'large fire' at Premier Waste in Perry Barr

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  • August 5, 2013
Seventy-five firefighters are tackling a "large fire" at a recycling plant in Birmingham. West Midlands Fire Service said it was thought 500 tonnes of paper was alight at Premier Waste on Walsall Road, Perry Barr. Crews were called at about 02:50 BST...

World Police and Fire Games memorial event in Belfast

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  • August 5, 2013
A special memorial service has been held in Belfast on Sunday evening as part of the World Police and Fire Games. The service remembered colleagues who have lost their lives on duty in the fire, police and prison services in Northern Ireland and beyo...

Rowers rescued from River Thames by firefighters

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  • August 5, 2013
Four people had to be rescued from the River Thames after their rowing boat capsized. The boaters - who were not wearing life jackets - got into trouble at Waterloo Bridge on Saturday afternoon. After their boat became waterlogged and tipped over the...

Berwick house fire: Sixty people leave their homes

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  • August 5, 2013
Dozens of homes were evacuated amid fears of a gas explosion after a fire at a house in Northumberland. Police said 60 residents were ordered to leave their homes in Howick Terrace, Berwick-upon-Tweed, when it was feared the blaze could trigger an ex...

Cleveland Fire Brigade sees 341% rise in arsons

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  • August 5, 2013
Cleveland Fire Brigade has revealed a 341% rise in the number of arson attacks and grass fires. The brigade said between April and June 2012 crews dealt with 121 incidents while the figure for this year was 534. A spokesman said some of the largest i...

Jersey firefighters battle St Helier blaze

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  • August 5, 2013
More than 20 firefighters tackled a fire in the centre of St Helier. Several houses were evacuated after the alarm was raised in Devonshire Place at about 16:00 BST on Saturday. At one point a roof window exploded and narrowly missed fire crews and p...

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