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Crews tackle 'severe' Birmingham city centre fire

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  • October 7, 2013
Firefighters have been tackling what they describe as a "severe" blaze near Birmingham city centre. West Midlands Fire Service said five engines were called to the fire in a building on New Canal Street, in the east of the city centre, at 06:40 BST. ...

Mulbarton couple say recalled product fire was preventable

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  • October 7, 2013
A couple from Norfolk whose house was badly damaged in a fire caused by a faulty dishwasher said the blaze could "easily have been avoided". Marga Kampenaar and Derek Boughtflower, of Mulbarton, were rescued after their Bosch appliance caught fire in...

Shoeburyness MoD QinetiQ site hit by explosion

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  • October 7, 2013
An explosion at a Ministry of Defence site in Essex is being investigated. The blast happened at about 11:00 BST at a centre for disarming weaponry, run by defence contractor QinetiQ, in Blackgate Road, Shoeburyness. About 10kg (22lbs) of explosives ...

Outwood mobile home arson attack victims uninjured

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  • October 7, 2013
Two people have escaped to safety after their mobile home was set on fire in a suspected arson attack in Surrey. Emergency services were called to the fire, near the Dog and Duck pub in Prince of Wales Road, Outwood, shortly after 01:00 BST. Police s...

Firefighter falls down lift-shaft during Handsworth fire

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  • October 7, 2013
A firefighter fell down a lift-shaft while tackling a blaze at a family centre in Birmingham. The man in his 30s, fell 8m (26ft) down a lift-shaft and was taken to hospital on a spine board. He was among 20 firefighters called to the semi-detached pr...

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