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Yosemite boundary burns in California Rim Fire

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  • August 26, 2013
Firefighters in California are struggling to gain control of a huge wildfire which has reached the edge of Yosemite National Park. The Rim Fire covers nearly 234 sq miles (606 sq km) and threatens a major reservoir serving San Francisco. The fire is ...

Two women rescued from fire at Eyres Monsell bungalow

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  • August 26, 2013
Two women have been rescued as a fire and two explosions damaged a home in Leicestershire. The fire broke out at a bungalow on Benscliffe Gardens in Eyres Monsell, the fire service said. As crews tackled the blaze there were two explosions, thought t...

Firefighters tackle Devon oil tank blaze

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  • August 26, 2013
Firefighters have tackled a blaze after several oil tanks caught fire in Kingsbridge, Devon. Thirty firefighters from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service dealt with the blaze at West Alvington. The domestic heating oil tanks containing 2,000 l...

Man dies in Brandon house explosion

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  • August 26, 2013
A man has died after an explosion at his house in County Durham. The 52-year-old man was killed in the blast in Moor Edge, Brandon, which blew out windows and part of the roof. A second man, 66, managed to escape the house after the explosion, which ...

Yosemite boundary burns in California Rim Fire

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  • August 26, 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 203 sq miles (526 sq km) and threatens a major reservoir serving San...

Essex floods force family to be rescued from sinking car

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  • August 26, 2013
A family had to be rescued from their sinking car after it became trapped in flood water as it was being driven under a railway bridge in Essex. The Mitsubishi Pajero, driven by Scott Swinford, 30, of Southend, who had three children on board, was hi...

Durham and Darlington fire service confirms HQ move

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  • August 26, 2013
County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service will move into a new headquarters next month, it has confirmed. Staff will be based in the axed regional control centre's building at Belmont Business Park, Durham City. The premises was set to be ...

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