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Man, dies a month after a fire at Stoke-on-Trent house

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  • January 5, 2011
A 24-year-old man has died in hospital after a fire at a house in Stoke-on-Trent last month. Christopher Maskery died at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham on Tuesday morning following the incident in Housefield Road on 17 December. A woman who was als...

Maidenhead fire trial told of 999 call

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  • January 5, 2011
A woman made a desperate 999 call in the minutes before she died in an arson attack in Berkshire, a court has heard. Saimah Ali, 23, was sleeping when six litres of petrol was poured on to the front door of the house in Maidenhead and set alight last...

Tributes paid to woman who died in Warton fire

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  • January 5, 2011
The family of a woman killed in a house fire in Warwickshire have thanked those who tried to save her. Frances Austin, 52, of Little Warton Road, Warton, died when fire broke out at her home on Sunday afternoon. Her partner, Terry Batham, and their s...

Devon cob cottage partially collapses

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  • January 5, 2011
A cottage in east Devon has partly collapsed. A clear-up operation is under way after a section at the rear of the two-storey building in Rockbeare fell into the road at about 0650 GMT. Nobody in the cob-constructed property was injured. Fire crews f...

Chemical plant blaze at Moerdijk sparks Dutch alert

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  • January 5, 2011
Southern areas of the Netherlands are on the top state of alert after a blaze at a chemical plant near Rotterdam sent out a thick plume of smoke. The cloud from the fire at Moerdijk was floating north and had reached the city of Dordrecht, Dutch med...

Man dies in 'explosion' at country park in Cambridge

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  • January 5, 2011
A man has died after reports of an explosion at a country park in Cambridgeshire. The emergency services were called to Milton County Park, Cambridge, at about 1415 GMT to reports of a car fire and explosion. Two fire engines attended the scene and t...

Two remain 'critical' after Penrhyn Bay house fire

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  • January 5, 2011
Two people remain in a 'critical' condition after a house fire at Penrhyn Bay near Llandudno on Monday. The 38-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were taken to hospital with breathing difficulties after being overdone by smoke. It is understood the...

Police name man who died in Luss house fire

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  • January 5, 2011
Police have named a man who died following a fire at a house in Luss on the west bank of Loch Lomond in Argyll and Bute. Fire crews were called to reports of a blaze in the bungalow in Murray Place shortly after 1030 GMT on Tuesday. The blaze was ext...

Fatal Harrogate house fire 'not deliberate'

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  • January 5, 2011
A house fire in which an elderly Harrogate man died last week is believed to have started accidentally, police have said. The body of 75-year-old James Kirkpatrick was found on the first floor of the house in Birch Grove in the early hours of 30 Dece...

Fire rescue at Edinburgh tenement

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  • January 5, 2011
A woman and a man have been rescued and others evacuated from a huge flat fire in Edinburgh. At least 15 firefighters tackled the blaze, which started in a second-floor flat in West Port at 0800 GMT. Lothian and Borders Police closed the westbound si...

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