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Five fire deaths in Scotland since start of 2011

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  • January 4, 2011
Five people have died in house fires in Scotland in the first four days of the new year - with six deaths in total since Christmas. The latest tragedy claimed the life of a 68-year-old man at a house in Luss, Argyll and Bute, on Tuesday morning. Earl...

Fire breaks out at a barn attached to Jersey cottage

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  • January 4, 2011
An electrical fault is believed to have been the cause of a fire in Jersey. A storage barn, adjacent to a cottage on Mont le Vaux, St Brelade, was found on fire at about 1300 BST. Police closed the road for more than an hour while fire crews tackled ...

Man dies after Luss house blaze

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  • January 4, 2011
A 68-year-old man has died following a fire at a bungalow in Luss on the west bank of Loch Lomond in Argyll and Bute. Fire crews were called to reports of a blaze in the property in Murray Place at about 1030 GMT on Tuesday. The fire was extinguished...

Helicopter lands safely at Aberdeen Airport after alert

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  • January 4, 2011
A helicopter has landed safely at Aberdeen Airport after a full emergency was declared due to a warning light. The alarm was raised shortly after 1400 GMT, and police, fire and ambulance crews were all called out. The CHC Super Puma L2, with 12 passe...

Huge fire at US apartment complex

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  • January 4, 2011
A large apartment complex under construction has caught fire in Rahway, New Jersey. The blaze broke out just after 06:30GMT, with firefighters having difficulty tackling the flames. No injuries have been reported. The BBC's Matthew Amroliwala reports...

Three charged with arson after Carmarthen house fire

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  • January 4, 2011
Three people have been charged following a suspicious house fire in Carmarthen on New Year's Eve. Firefighters and police were called to the property on Llanstephan Road in Johnstown around 2135 BST. Police said a 23-year-old man has been remanded in...

Maesglas Retail Park blaze investigation

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  • January 4, 2011
The cause of a fire at three stores on a retail park in Newport is being investigated. Eight fire engines were called to the shops on Maesglas Retail Park after the blaze started in the early hours of Tuesday. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said...

Investigation continues into Penrhyn Bay house fire

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  • January 4, 2011
An investigation is under way into a house fire in Conwy county, which saw a 13-year-old girl rescue her younger sisters. The teenager, named locally as Alishaa Williams, threw a laptop through a window and helped the girls, aged eight and 18 months,...

Woman killed in 'ferocious' fire in Edinburgh

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  • January 4, 2011
A pensioner has died after sustaining serious burns in a "ferocious" blaze in an Edinburgh tenement. Berit Mountain, 79, was taken to hospital after being rescued from her home at Argyle Park Terrace at about 1745 GMT on Monday. She died in the early...

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