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Murder probe launched after London toddler's fire death

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  • September 18, 2010
A murder inquiry has been launched after a 19-month-old girl died in a fire in a south-east London flat. Fire crews pulled a family of five, including the toddler, from the two-bedroom first-floor flat in Arnould Avenue, Camberwell, at about 0440 BST...

Cows perish in remote barn blaze in Staffordshire.

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  • September 18, 2010
Two cows died in a fire which broke out at a barn in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue were called out to the barn in Beresford Lane, Hulme Lane, during the early hours of the morning. The barn was well alight when they arriv...

Woman escapes after kitchen fire in Isle of Man

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  • September 18, 2010
A woman was taken to hospital after a fire spread through her kitchen in the Isle of Man. Fire crews were called to the property in Ballamillaghyn, Braddan at 0551 BST after she heard what she described as an explosion in her home. Four firefighters ...

Fire Service dealing with gas leak in Portadown

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  • September 18, 2010
The Fire and Rescue Service is dealing with a gas leak in Portadown, County Armagh. Police are evacuating buildings on Thomas Street after a smell of gas was reported. The town is hosting the annual event, the 'Country Comes to Town' where exhibitior...

Driver dies and passengers are hurt in Somerset crash

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  • September 18, 2010
One person has died and two others have been injured in an accident at East Brent near Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset. Police believe the vehicle the three were travelling in left the road, hit a telegraph pole and ended up on fire in a hedge at about 02...

Fifty firefighters tackle fire at farm in Edmonton

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  • September 18, 2010
Firefighters in Cornwall are tackling a fire on a farm in Edmonton near Wadebridge. The fire service was alerted to the incident at about 0100 BST on Saturday morning. At its height about fifty firefighters were involved in tackling the fire, which s...

Man winched to safety after falling into ship hold

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  • September 18, 2010
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is investigating an accident at Clarendon Dock, after a man fell into the hold of a ship and suffered several fractures. He had to be winched 20 metres to safety by fire crews after the alarm was raised on Friday ni...

Scrapyard fire sparks evacuation over explosion fears

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  • September 18, 2010
Fire crews spent more than three hours tackling a large blaze at a Hampshire scrapyard which stored gas cylinders. Up to 50 firefighters were called to Whiteley Lane, Titchfield Park, near Fareham, at 0100 BST. A 200m (656ft) exclusion zone was set u...

Child dies after Camberwell flat fire rescue

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  • September 18, 2010
A child has died in a fire at a south-east London flat in which four other people were rescued. Fire crews pulled the family of five, who had been unconscious, from the two-bedroom first-floor flat in Arnould Avenue, Camberwell, at about 0440 BST. Tw...

Concern over fires in timber frames under construction

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  • September 18, 2010
An urgent review is needed into the regulations governing the construction of timber-framed buildings, fire chiefs have said. The Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) says it is dealing with an increasing number of fires as timber-framed properties...

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