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Firefighters battle California blaze at Yosemite boundary

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  • August 25, 2013
Firefighters in California are struggling to gain control of a huge wildfire which has reached the edge of Yosemite National Park. Known as the Rim Fire, it covers an area of nearly 200 sq miles (500 sq km) and threatens a major reservoir serving San...

Worcester Warriors team bus catches fire on M5

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  • August 25, 2013
The team bus for Worcester Warriors rugby team has caught fire while travelling on the M5 motorway. The team were travelling southbound between junction 14 and 15 near Bristol on their way to a pre-season game against Ospreys in Swansea. Chief execut...

Three rescued after Ibrox tenement fire

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  • August 25, 2013
Three people have been taken to hospital after a fire in a tenement block in Glasgow. The blaze broke out in the kitchen of a flat in the Ibrox area of the city at about 01:00. Firefighters rescued one person from the stairwell and two from inside a ...

Elderly couple rescued from Drumbeg arson attack

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  • August 25, 2013
An elderly couple have been rescued from a fire started deliberately at their home in Lisburn, County Antrim. A woman saw the fire at about 00:40 BST on Saturday and went into the house at Moss Road, to wake the couple. All three suffered the effects...

Down's syndrome young people join firefighters

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  • August 25, 2013
Young people with Down's syndrome in Swindon are to work with firefighters to help develop their skills. Seventeen members of the Swindon Down's Syndrome Group aged 17-24 are to spend a week with Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service. They will be partic...

Northamptonshire police and fire share Thrapston building

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  • August 25, 2013
Fire crews and police are now based in the same building in a Northamptonshire town as part of a growing collaboration between the two services. Officers and support staff have moved into a newly refurbished fire station in Thrapston and their former...

Cornwall 'arson attack' on caravans spreads to gorse

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  • August 25, 2013
Two suspected arson attacks overnight are being investigated in Cornwall. Fire crews had to put out a fire in two derelict caravans at Druids Road, Carn Brea, near Camborne after it was reported at about 22:35 BST on Friday. It also spread to adjoini...

California wildfire reaches Yosemite park

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  • August 25, 2013
A huge California wildfire has burned into Yosemite National Park, park officials say. The week-old Rim Fire grew to 164 sq miles (424 sq km) by Friday morning, and had burned 17 sq miles at the edge of the park by the afternoon. The blaze has forced...

Skegness funfair fined after people trapped on ride

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  • August 25, 2013
A seaside fairground operator in Lincolnshire has been ordered to pay £16,000 after 22 people were trapped on one of its rides. Seven people were taken to hospital after the Surf Rider, at Botton's Pleasure Beach in Skegness, became stuck in mid-air...

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