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Man killed in Swindon flat fire

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  • December 9, 2010
A man has died in a fire at a block of flats in Swindon. Emergency services were called to the two-storey building in Stonefield Close, Eastleaze, in the morning. A Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said the man's body was recovered from a ...

NHS records are damaged in Nottingham fire

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  • December 9, 2010
Medical records have been damaged in a fire at an NHS building in Nottingham. Fire crews were called to Duncan MacMillan House in Porchester Road, Mapperley, on Wednesday evening. The former hospital contains offices and teaching facilities but the f...

Vehicles and fuel on fire in barn in Middleton

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  • December 9, 2010
More than 30 firefighters have been tackling a barn fire involving 10 vehicles and thousands of litres of bio-fuel. Crews were called to Trickley Coppice Farm at Middleton, in north Warwickshire, at about 2130 GMT on Wednesday, a spokesman said. Abou...

Chile's Pinera vows prison reform after deadly fire

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  • December 9, 2010
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has vowed to reform the country's "shameful and inhumane" prisons after a fire left at least 81 inmates dead. "Chile's prison system is not worthy of a country that treats its people in a civilised way," he said aft...

Man rescued from Glasgow basement blaze

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  • December 9, 2010
A man who was rescued from the basement of a burning building has been taken to hospital suffering severe smoke inhalation. The incident happened inside a five-storey residential and commercial property at the corner of Argyll Street and James Watt S...

London Lakanal House fire charges 'still possible'

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  • December 9, 2010
An inquest into a fire at a 12-storey block of flats in south-east London has reconvened, as it emerged criminal charges were still a possibility. Six people died in the fire at Lakanal House, Southwark, in July 2009. A second pre-inquest hearing was...

Tyrone man 'set his mother's arm alight'

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  • December 9, 2010
A man allegedly set his mother's arm on fire after she refused to take him to get food, the High Court has heard. Francis Devine, 19, is accused of lighting her petrol-soaked arm as she tried to stop an attempted arson attack on her partner's van. Th...

7 July inquest: Firefighter frustrated by delays

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  • December 9, 2010
A firefighter was repeatedly refused permission to access King's Cross Tube station despite choking passengers emerging from the smoke-filled tunnel, the 7 July inquest has heard. Andrew Shaw said his senior officer told him to wait until a second cr...

Brixham patient 'caught fire' in her bed

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  • December 9, 2010
A patient with pneumonia died after her cigarette lighter ignited her oxygen supply in hospital, an inquest has heard. Shocked staff found Janet Barden on fire in her bed at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in November last year. The 49-year-old f...

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