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Westcliff flat fire: Man charged after pregnant woman dies

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  • May 17, 2016
A man has been charged with the murder of a pregnant woman who died in a fire in a tower block. Khabi Abrey, 30, was one of seven people taken to hospital after the fire on the ninth floor of the Balmoral Road flats in Westcliff-on-Sea on Saturday. L...

Fire breaks out at Southampton fireworks store

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  • May 17, 2016
A huge blaze broke out at a shop in Southampton, setting off dozens of fireworks stored inside. Explosives lit up the sky and loud bangs were heard as the fire took hold at 05:00 BST on Bitterne Road West. Homes and properties within 100 metres (328f...

Man found in caravan doorway after fire in Featherstone

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  • May 17, 2016
A man has died in a fire in a caravan in Staffordshire. Firefighters arrived at St James' caravan park on New Road, Featherstone, at about 00:30 BST and spent more than five hours tackling the blaze. The man's body was found in the doorway, Staffords...

Westcliff flat fire injuries life-threatening

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  • May 9, 2016
A woman is in hospital with life-threatening injuries following a fire in an Essex tower block. The 30-year-old was one of seven people, including a baby, taken to hospital after the blaze on the ninth floor of the Balmoral Road flats in Westcliff. A...

Elderly man dies in Luton house fire

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  • May 9, 2016
An elderly man has been killed in a fire at a house in Luton. The blaze broke out at a home in Maple Road West at 18:10 BST on Friday. The man, in his 80s, was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed and an investigation into the ...

Oxfordshire police and fire service home safety pilot

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  • May 9, 2016
Police and fire services in Oxfordshire are to work together in a new "advice sharing" scheme. The pilot will see Thames Valley Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) and firefighters offering both fire safety and crime prevention advice during ho...

Canada wildfire: Thousands airlifted from Fort McMurray as blaze grows

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  • May 7, 2016
Canadian officials are airlifting some 8,000 people who fled north of Fort McMurray - the city which has been devastated by a massive wildfire. They also hope that the only motorway to the south will become safe on Friday to move the remaining 17,000...

'Exploding tea towels' blamed for Cotswold pub fire

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  • May 7, 2016
A Cotswold pub owner has called for better awareness of the danger of self combusting tea towels after her pub kitchen was destroyed in a fire. Liz Henty, landlady of the Seven Tuns in Chedworth, Gloucestershire, said the blaze began after dirty tea ...

Vauxhall Station fire: Ongoing disruption follows blaze

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  • May 7, 2016
Rail passengers have been told to expect delays until services end on Thursday following a fire on the tracks at Vauxhall station. The blaze broke out in signalling cables under one of the platforms in central London shortly after 02:30 BST. Travelle...

Illicit cigarette caused fire death in Bournemouth

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  • May 7, 2016
A woman died following a house fire caused by an illicit cigarette, an inquest has heard. Barbara Rankilor, 75, was found with 70% burns in her smoke-filled home in Cranleigh Road, Bournemouth, on 8 November and died later in hospital. An inquest int...

Man on fire in Witney garden flown to hospital

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  • May 7, 2016
A man found on fire in a garden in Oxfordshire is being treated for serious burn injuries. Emergency services including an air ambulance were called to the home in Farmers Close, Witney, at about 17:00 BST on Wednesday. The man, who was in his fiftie...

Fire engine battling A50 fire catches fire

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  • May 5, 2016
A fire engine called out to a car fire was set alight itself when a lorry crashed into it. Firefighters were putting out the blaze on the A50 near Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire, when the lorry hit their fire engine, causing both to ignite. The fires bro...

Patient charged over fire at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

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  • May 4, 2016
A patient at Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital has been charged by police after a fire resulted in the evacuation of an 11th floor ward. Fire crews were called to the £842m building at about 02:10 following reports of a room on fire. The...

Large fire at disused Stobhill Hospital building

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  • May 3, 2016
Firefighters have tackled a large blaze which broke out in a derelict building at a Glasgow hospital. Emergency services were called to the site at Stobhill Hospital in the Springburn area at about 19:00 on Sunday. The fire is thought to have broken ...

Spalding house fire investigators find third body

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  • May 3, 2016
A third body has been found in the wreckage of a house after a fire in Lincolnshire, police have confirmed. The blaze broke out in Spalding, shortly after 00:00 BST on Sunday. Lincolnshire Police said the cause of the fire was not yet known as it had...

Stony Stratford fire causes High Street building collapse

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  • May 3, 2016
A three-storey building in a town's high street has collapsed in a fire. The fire started in a mixed commercial and residential building in Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, on Sunday afternoon. Nine fire engines were sent to tackle the blaze, includin...

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