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Haverfordwest petrol spill clean-up after tanker crash

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  • August 16, 2013
A clean-up operation has been taking place after a petrol tanker was ruptured when it was in a collision with a crane in Pembrokeshire. No-one was hurt in the crash on the A4076 at Haverfordwest on Friday morning but a substantial amount of fuel has ...

Union tells Devon and Somerset fire chief to choose job

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  • August 16, 2013
Devon and Somerset's fire chief, who has taken up an additional consultancy role in Wales, has been told he should choose one or other jobs. Lee Howell, who recently oversaw £5.5m of fire service cuts, will be a part-time advisor for the Welsh gover...

Sheffield Ski village arson teens sentenced

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  • August 16, 2013
Two teenagers have been given community orders for setting a fire at an outdoor ski village in Sheffield. The fire at Sheffield Ski Village on 24 April caused significant damage and the boys, who can not be named, had admitted arson earlier. The city...

Serious injuries on M25 crash in Surrey

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  • August 16, 2013
Two people have suffered serious injuries in a collision on the M25 in Surrey involving six vehicles including a tanker. The crash happened at about 13:20 BST on the clockwise carriageway between junctions 10 and 11 near Addlestone. A man in his 60s ...

Atherstone firefighter inquests will not reopen, coroner rules

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  • August 16, 2013
A coroner has ruled the inquests into the deaths of four firefighters in a warehouse fire in 2007 will not be reopened. The bodies of John Averis, 27, Ashley Stephens, 20 and Darren Yates-Badley, 24, were recovered from a building in Atherstone-on-St...

Timeline: Warwickshire firefighter deaths

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  • August 16, 2013
Key dates in the events following a fire at a vegetable warehouse at Atherstone-on-Stour in which four Warwickshire firefighters died. 2 November 2007 A large fire starts at the plant on the Atherstone Industrial Estate, on the site of a disused airf...

Family escapes north London perfume bottle blaze

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  • August 16, 2013
A mother and six children have escaped a house fire in north London caused by the sun's rays on a collection of perfume bottles. The blaze severely damaged the first floor of the house in Edmonton. It was sparked by the sun shining through the window...

Cambridgeshire teenager arrested in Benwick arson probe

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  • August 16, 2013
A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a fire at a house in Cambridgeshire. Four crews tackled a blaze which started at about 21:15 BST on Thursday and spread to a bungalow in Chapel Garden, Benwi...

New fire control centre opens in Gloucestershire

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  • August 16, 2013
The fire service in Gloucestershire has opened a new control centre which it hopes will improve response times. The room at the county's fire HQ in Gloucester includes a new mobilising system to reduce the time it takes to handle calls and for crews ...

Burbage bungalow blast was arson, investigation reveals

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  • August 16, 2013
A fire that caused an explosion at the Leicestershire home of a deaf couple was started deliberately, police have revealed. The blast at a bungalow in Aldridge Road, Burbage, on Monday caused severe damage and was initially thought to have been an a...

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