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Toddler injured in Hull fire died from virus

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  • December 20, 2010
A three-year-old boy left brain damaged after a fire in Hull two years ago died after developing a virus as a result of his injuries, an inquest heard. Michael Poole was left with five per cent brain capacity after his bedroom in Orchard Park was eng...

Man dies following fire in Portsmouth flats

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  • December 20, 2010
A man in his 40s has died following a fire in a block of flats in Portsmouth, Hampshire. Crews were called at about 1450 GMT after fire broke out in the fifth floor of Omega House, an eight-storey building in Omega Way, Somers Town. The man was taken...

Two elderly women made homeless by Essex bungalow blast

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  • December 20, 2010
Two elderly women have been made homeless by an explosion thought to have been caused by gas in a bungalow between their two homes in Essex. Police were called by the fire brigade to St Giles Crescent, Maldon, shortly after 1620 GMT following the bla...

Horse rescued from swimming pool in West Sussex

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  • December 20, 2010
A horse had to be rescued by firefighters after it escaped from a field and fell into a swimming pool in Bucks Green near Horsham. West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS) used specialist equipment to lift the animal from the icy water. The horse ...

Control room scrapping 'will help Devon and Somerset'

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  • December 20, 2010
The scrapping of a fire control centre for south-west England will allow Devon and Somerset fire crews to provide the best service, a fire boss has said. In 2005, the Labour government said a plan to replace the counties' fire control rooms with a si...

Fire control centre scrapping welcomed in Cornwall

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  • December 20, 2010
The scrapping of a fire control centre which was to control call-outs in Cornwall has been welcomed by the county's unitary authority. The Labour government announced a plan in 2005 to replace Cornwall's fire control with a facility in Taunton, Somer...

Woman dies after house fire in Berkshire

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  • December 20, 2010
A woman has died following a house fire in Berkshire. Firefighters were called to the property in Brands Hill in Langley, near Slough, on Saturday shortly after 0800 GMT. Crews wearing breathing apparatus helped two people from the building but one o...

Boys rescued from frozen lake in Braunstone Park

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  • December 20, 2010
Fire crews rescued two boys after they became stranded on an island in the middle of a frozen lake in Leicester. Crews were called out to Braunstone Park on Sunday morning. They used an inflatable rescue path to reach the two boys who were then fitte...

Crash 'hero' rescued Grimsby family from house fire

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  • December 20, 2010
A taxi driver who pulled a motorist from an overturned car minutes before it caught fire has been hailed for his heroism before, it has emerged. David Gaunt pulled the man from his car on the A180, near the Pyewipe roundabout in Grimsby, after it hit...

Disused Torquay hotel fire being investigated as arson

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  • December 20, 2010
A fire which destroyed a disused hotel building on Torquay's seafront is being investigated as a suspected arson attack, Devon and Cornwall police say. Six appliances from around the county tackled the blaze at the 150-year-old Palm Court Hotel build...

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