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Wildfire near Yosemite park sends tourists fleeing

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  • August 23, 2013
A huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park in California has forced scores of tourists to flee during peak season and is threatening thousands of homes. The week-old Rim Fire more than tripled in size on Thursday and now spans at least 84 square mil...

South Yorkshire Fire Service targets firefighter numbers

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  • August 23, 2013
The number of firefighters in South Yorkshire could be reduced and response times scrapped if proposals by the county's fire service get the go ahead. The plan, to go before South Yorkshire Fire Authority, would see retiring firefighters not replaced...

Eight treated for effects of chemical fumes at Greenacres caravan park

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  • August 23, 2013
Six adults and two children were taken to hospital after a chemical incident at a Flintshire holiday caravan park. Emergency services were called to Greenacres park in Gronant shortly before 15:00 BST on Wednesday. The fire service said 100 litres of...

Great Trethew Manor Country Hotel fire 'was accidental'

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  • August 23, 2013
A blaze that tore through a country house hotel was accidental, fire investigators have said. More than 50 firefighters were called to the Great Trethew Manor Country Hotel in Horningtops, near Liskeard in Cornwall, on Tuesday. At one point, the heat...

Littleport house fire victim named as Toby Satchell

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  • August 23, 2013
A man who died in a blaze at his home in Cambridgeshire has been named. Toby Satchell's body was found after crews spent seven hours tackling the fire in Kingsmead Court, Littleport, on Sunday. The inquest into the 28-year-old's death was opened and ...

Father and daughter killed in aircraft crash in Leicestershire

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  • August 23, 2013
A father and daughter have been killed in a light aircraft crash in Leicestershire, police have confirmed. The plane came down in a field, near a farm at Wymeswold, near Loughborough, shortly before 20:00 BST on Wednesday. Officers said the pair, who...

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