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Appeal following suspicious Lyme Regis house fire

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  • August 30, 2010
Detectives are investigating a suspicious house fire in west Dorset. Dorset Police said the blaze broke out behind the front door of a first floor flat in Manor Avenue, in Lyme Regis, at about 0230 BST on Sunday. A patch of carpet immediately below t...

Men appear in court accused of arson in Newtownabbey

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  • August 30, 2010
Two Newtownabbey men have appeared in court accused of an arson attack in the town on Saturday morning. Jonathan Lightbody, 23, of King's Gardens and Mark Corry, 25, from Fernagh Drive, are both charged with arson with intent to endanger life. The ch...

Man in court over Dumfries pub blaze

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  • August 30, 2010
A man has appeared in court accused of starting a fire which destroyed a Dumfries pub. James McClone, of Galloway Street, Dumfries, appeared in private before Sheriff Marie McTaggart at Dumfries Sheriff Court. It is alleged that the 40-year-old wilfu...

Man arrested after arson attacks in Telford

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  • August 30, 2010
A man has been arrested after a series of arson attacks on camper vans and cars in a Shropshire town. Firefighters dealt with five vehicle fires on the Sutton Hill estate, in Telford, in the early hours of Saturday. The man was arrested and released ...

Peterlee cricket club hit by arsonists

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  • August 30, 2010
A County Durham cricket and social club has been severely damaged in a suspected arson attack. Firefighters were called to Peterlee Cricket and Social Club, in Helford Road, after residents saw the blaze in the early hours of Thursday. The fire gutte...

Primary in Fife closed until further notice after fire

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  • August 30, 2010
Tulliallan Primary school in Kincardine will be closed until further notice following a fire in the early hours of Monday morning. Fife Fire and Rescue Service said the blaze broke out at the site at about 0220 BST. Early reports suggest no classroom...

Women arrested after men's fire escape in Cheadle

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  • August 30, 2010
A woman has been arrested after a fire in two cars spread to a bungalow in Staffordshire. Police said the woman is being questioned after the fire on Tean Road in Cheadle at about 0030 BST. Glynn Luznyj from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said...

Tidmington House damaged by fire

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  • August 30, 2010
A stately home in Warwickshire has been badly damaged by fire. More than 25 firefighters spent Sunday afternoon tackling the blaze at Tidmington House on the A3400 near Shipston-on-Stour. Crews were sent to the house, which was under renovation, abou...

Russia care home blaze kills nine

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  • August 30, 2010
A fire that killed nine people in a Russian retirement home early on Monday was probably started by one of the residents, investigators say. An 86-year-old man died from burns after apparently dousing himself in petrol and setting light to himself, t...

Memorial for 19 killed in 1960 Cheapside Street fire

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  • August 30, 2010
A memorial stone has been unveiled on the banks of the Clyde in Glasgow for the 19 people who died tackling the Cheapside Street fire, 50 years ago. The blaze at a whisky warehouse, on 28 March 1960, was the worst peacetime disaster for the fire serv...

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