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UK and World News August 2012

31st August 2012

A fire engine leaving a fire stationPublic safety fears over West Yorkshire fire cuts plan

Wildfire in Fuengirola. Photo: Diane SuttonSpain wildfire: Your stories

29th - 30th August 2012

Girton TowerFire crews train in burning Solihull tower

The fire at the Norman King pub in Church Street Richard Waters jailed for Norman King pub arson

Derailed Sellafield trainSellafield train derails as floods hit Cumbria
Shocking: The dog?s injuries are obvious in this picture taken at veterinary surgery
Evil thugs set our pet dog on fire

fife fire rescue service generalCouncil committee hears fire service staffing problems

Fire crews tackle car blaze in central Cardiff

Guernsey Fire and Rescue headquarters in St Peter PortGuernsey fire and rescue service cuts to be examined

Horse rescueShire horse rescued from Radcliffe pond

Emergency services at sceneFirefighters tackle Aberdeen blaze in Charlotte Gardens

Cow getting rescuedCow rescued by fire crews after getting stuck in tree

Fire at Ifor Williams Trailers on Deeside Industrial EstateExplosion and fire at factory on Deeside Industrial Estate

27th - 28th August 2012

Accident on Elland bypassA629 Elland bypass crash chaos: Full report

The PSNI are now investigating the blaze at Limavady Fire StationPolice to probe fire at Limavady fire station

Chavez says oil refinery fires coming 'under control'

A fire rescue team with a dingy make their way down a flooded streetGloucestershire water rescue team crowned UK best

Burger van fire at Great Yorkshire Showground in HarrogateNine injured in Yorkshire Showground fire

Barry harbour boat blazeBarry Old Harbour: Boat fire investigation

Syria: Helicopter crashes in Damascus

25th - 26th August 2012

Venezuela: Chavez orders Amuay refinery blast probe

The damaged roof of Fawler ManorHouse hit by lightning in Wantage

Former hospital siteFire at old Rivendell Hospital site in Eastry tackled
Kilbirnie Street fireKilbirnie Street fire deaths marked in 40th anniversary service!image/1620829462.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_595/1620829462.jpgOff duty Firefighters rescue Tom the soggy moggy

Fire rises over Amuay24 killed in Venezuela refinery fire

WALTHAMSTOW: Fifteen fire crews tackle warehouse blazeWALTHAMSTOW: Fifteen fire crews tackle warehouse blaze

23rd - 24th August 2012

Beddington Lane fire 'could have been caused by electrical fault'

FIRE: Dozens of people were evacuated after the blaze. Picture from Twitter.Huge factory fire and explosion in Radcliffe images

Fire and rescue crews in major training test

Homes evacuated after Radcliffe explosion

Scene after balloon crash, 23 Aug 12Hot air balloon crash kills four in Slovenia

Falmouth Beach Hotel fire aftermathPlans for new Falmouth Beach Hotel to be displayed

The house on Gladstone Street in Halliwell, BoltonMan found dead in house fire in Bolton

21st - 22nd August 2012

Firefighters were able to get this fire under control before it destroyed a second home on Florette Street Wednesday evening.Ontario fire marshal to probe east Ottawa fire

Flood rescueWoman rescued by dinghy from car in Merseyside flood

Blaze at Limavady fire station

Burning hotelFire crews tackle blaze at hotel in County Donegal

Westminster HouseMan bailed over Welton Gardens maisonette fire

Fire on Bath Road Pile of tyres on fire near Heathrow Airport

Firefighters tackle a blaze after the bomb blast in Gaziantep, Turkey, 21 AugustBomb blast in south-eastern Turkey killed four children

574746_449737268415884_1990742035_nLorry on fire causes disruptions to A19

The fire  Fire at EMR scrapyard in Nechells now put out

19th - 20th August 2012

Residents watch a forest fire in the village of Kalamoti in the Greek island of Chios (19 August 2012)Wildfire sweeps across Greek island of Chios

Scene of Roddymoor fire Seven in hospital after County Durham fire

The fire in Welton GardensArson arrest after dog dies in Lincoln fire

Hay fireFire destroys barn near Moniaive Primary School

Rail line collision staged to highlight track dangers

Fire sceneThomas Mill, 49, named as victim in Troon house fire

17th - 18th August 2012

Skegness fire 2007Skegness Grand Parade fire site derelict after five years

Cheshire plane crash: Men from north Wales and Surrey killed

The blaze at the Tiger disco on 17 August 2012Nightclub fire in Thailand's Phuket kills four

15th - 16th August 2012

Fire crews in protective suitsChemical plea after emergency at Wye Valley Skips

Alasdair Hay is named as Scotland's first fire chief

VW stretch Beetle limoWedding car owner offers reward to catch arsonist Fire At Controversial Queens Home Diego to upgrade fire plane camera at barn in Joel Street, Northwood Hills

Emergency services at the scene of the mock-up disaster on the railway lineFire crews train in crash scenario

Fire in Overton sets barn alight

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Firefighter handed £5000 payout after injuring himself 

M42 crashCrash on M42 leaves man seriously injured

Leeds flats doormats fire risk letter 'bonkers'

Fire in Spain's Canary Islands an 'ecological disaster' Fighters encouraged to build up their stamina

13th - 14th August 2012

Scores of wildfires burn across western US

The scene of the blaze on the Clonavon Road.Ballymena laundry fire witnesses sought

Coaches damaged in fireCoaches set on fire in Salford car park

Watch Fire Crews Battle Huge Blaze In London

The plane was badly damaged in the incident (pic: Pam Sheldon)Tiger Moth crash: Woman sees plane hit ground in Eryrys

Fire in Spain's Canary Islands forces La Gomera exodus

11th - 12th August 2012

Biggest fire 'for years' in Dagenham, London

Flat in Long EatonLong Eaton flat fire explosion kills man

Willenhall flats, WolverhamptonFlats evacuated after fire in Wolverhampton

Wood chip fire in Rochford, EssexPolice investigate wood chip fire in Rochford, Essex

Firefighters damping down in the fieldBlaze destroys Barnsley farmer's wheat

a74m van fireMinibus catches fire on motorway

Gas fire in Bulmer Road, SudburyGas fire put out after car collides with a house

Fire at Ney Ltd near Coventry AirportMan arrested over factory blaze

9th - 10th August 2012

Woman hurt as car flips in M62 crash at Brighouse

Balloon crashHot-air balloon crashes into 11,000 volt power line

Fire in Bo'nessBo'ness nr Falkirk woodyard fire tackled

Kiwi House evacuated after barbecue catches fire

Fire sceneWoman dies in Aberdeen bungalow fire

Olympic party blast forces evacuation in King's Cross factory fire: 100 firefighters deal with blaze near Coventry Airport

7th - 8th August 2012

Fire crews tackle blaze - at their own headquarters

Sutton-on-Sea Methodist Church repairs to take a year

Pub and hotel evacuated after gas leakPub and hotel evacuated after gas leak

Fire at Lebanon's justice ministry, director general and staff injured!image/2383694066.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_595/2383694066.jpgDozens of workers quarantined in chemical scare

Preston hospital to have air ambulance based on site

Road works caused Withernsea gas leak

5th - 6th August 2012

SCENE: Picture sent in by Telegraph & Argus reader Chris HansonCrash involved car and ambulance

Firefighters battle a large fire that broke out in shops and residential properties in Croydon England riots: One year on

Wednesfield Aces clubhouse 'gutted' by fire!image/2761613376.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_595/2761613376.jpgDriver flees after Halifax crash

Damaged buildingBuildings damaged in flash floods in West Yorkshire

Clear-up in southern Scotland as flood alerts continue

Flooding in Greater Manchester on 5 AugustRain and flood alerts in northern England and Scotland

3rd - 4th August 2012

Hotel Riviera fire. Pic: Joe Polland'Arson attack' at derelict Hotel Riviera in Newquay

Fire at the disused Salvation Army hostelMan arrested over fatal hostel fire in Hackney

Sports Minister Carál Ni Chuilín and John Tully, Chief Executive 2013 WPFG have stop watches at the ready to begin the countdown to next year's World Police and Fire Games. Limbering up are, from left, Colin Ward from the Prison Service, Lindsey Elwood from NIFRS, and Steve Welsh from PSNICountdown has started to World Police and Fire Games

Fire station commander understood to have been suspended addition for Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service!image/2721728049.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_595/2721728049.jpgWoman jumps to safety after stair fire drama fire at Co Kilkenny oil depot

Damaged house shown from the airNo mains leaks in Cheltenham gas explosion fire causes Olympic day chaos

Norwich Fire StationHistoric former Norwich fire station is sold

1st - 2nd August 2012

Two crews attended the fire on the Ormeau Road in south BelfastFire crews fight Belfast blaze

Fire at Weston pier in 2008Weston Grand Pier legal action against alarm firm ends

The waste at the site in OswaldtwistleFirefighters tackle fly-swarm rubbish site blaze

Scene at Boak building after the fireWalsall heritage concerns follow three building fires fire crews to axe automatic alarm call-outs

Overturned lorry Pic: Jacob Williams A55 gridlock as lorry overturns at Abergwyngregyn

The aftermath of last week’s accident on the M62 in which a couple diedFirefighters 'could not get through M62 roadworks'

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