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Hatherleigh cattle market fire prompts asbestos fears

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  • October 21, 2013
Firefighters have tackled a large blaze at one of Devon's main cattle markets. The fire, which broke out at Hatherleigh Cattle Market just after 03:30 BST, has destroyed the roof of the main sheep auction building. About 30 firefighters were sent to ...

Australia fires: NSW Blue Mountains fires 'could merge'

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  • October 21, 2013
Bushfires in Australia's New South Wales could merge to form a massive blaze, the fire commissioner has said, as teams battle fires across the state. Three fires near Lithgow, a city by the Blue Mountains, are thought to be at risk of merging into on...

Australia bushfires: New South Wales declares state of emergency

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  • October 21, 2013
A state of emergency has been declared in New South Wales as Australian firefighters battle bushfires that have already destroyed more than 200 homes. The announcement comes as conditions look set to deteriorate with soaring temperatures and strong w...

Canoeists rescued from 80ft gorge near Llanrwst

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  • October 21, 2013
Two canoeists have been rescued after getting stuck in an 80ft (25m) gorge in Llanrwst, Conwy county. Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue team were called to the location near Conwy Falls cafe at about 14:45 BST. Chris Lloyd, from the team, said the men mis...

Man rescued as car goes into River Stour in Essex

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  • October 21, 2013
A man has been rescued from a car that went into a river in Essex. The VW Golf went over the edge of The Walls in Mistley, near Manningtree, and into the River Stour estuary at about 23:20 BST on Saturday. A witness told the BBC two men were in the c...

Warning after 26 firefighters rescue Roslin gorge fall puppy

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  • October 21, 2013
Firefighters have issued a warning to dog owners after 26 crew members were called out to rescue a six-month-old puppy from a gorge in Midlothian. Cocker spaniel Midge was reported missing by her distressed owners at Roslin Glen at about 11:40 on Sun...

Woman treated after flat blaze in Herne Hill

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  • October 21, 2013
A woman was taken to hospital suffering with smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at a flat in south-east London. Firefighters were called to a blaze in a block of flats in Shakespeare Road, near Herne Hill, just before 08:00 BST. Four fire crews ...

Guildford house fire being treated as arson

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  • October 21, 2013
A house fire in Guildford on Friday evening is being treated as arson, Surrey Police have said. The blaze in Waterside Road, Slyfield Green, was thought to have started between 21:30 and 22:40 BST. Initial investigations by Surrey Fire and Rescue Ser...

Isle of Man ferry fire exercise held in Liverpool

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  • October 21, 2013
A fire exercise took place on board an Isle of Man ferry while birthed in Liverpool on Saturday. The training exercise took place on the Isle of Man Steam Packet's Manannan vessel in conjunction with Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service. It took place ...

Campsfield House immigration removal centre: Fire breaks out

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  • October 21, 2013
The Campsfield House immigration removal centre in Kidlington near Oxford has been damaged by fire, the Home Office has said. Two detainees have been taken to hospital as a result of the blaze. It happened at about 21:00 BST on Friday with 10 fire en...

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