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Horizon Oil Sands site in Canada shut down after blast

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  • January 7, 2011
An explosion and fire at the Horizon Oil Sands facility in Canada's Alberta province has injured four workers and forced the site to suspend operations. The blast at the plant, owned by Canadian Natural Resources Ltd, ignited the upgrader, part of th...

Baby taken to hospital after fire at flats in Lewes

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  • January 7, 2011
A five-week-old baby was taken to hospital after a fire in a block of flats which started when a cigarette set fire to bedding. The fire broke out in the ground floor flat of the block in Stansfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex on Thursday night. Smoke w...

Cat saves family from house fire in Lincolnshire

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  • January 7, 2011
A cat saved a family from a house fire by scratching his owner's face to wake her up. The blaze started in a pan in the kitchen at the property in West Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire, on 4 January. Marie Smith said her 15-year-old cat Bandit scratched her o...

Alcohol blamed for Strathclyde fire tragedies

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  • January 7, 2011
Alcohol is being blamed for an "unprecedented level" of fire tragedies in Scotland over the festive period. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service chief officer, Brian Sweeney, said fatalities and casualties across his area were at a 10-year high. Since...

Man badly burnt in Scunthorpe sub station

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  • January 7, 2011
A man has suffered severe burns after becoming trapped in an electricity sub-station in Scunthorpe. Crews from Humberside fire service were called to rescue the 22-year-old from the sub-station in High Stanton just before midnight on Thursday. Group ...

Hemlington man arrested over house fire stabbing

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  • January 7, 2011
A 49-year-old man has been arrested after a woman was found with stab wounds following a house fire. Crews were called to tackle a blaze at a house in Mapleton Drive, Hemlington, Middlesbrough, early on Friday. Hours later police were called to the s...

Baby is rescued from fire at flat in Braniel estate

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  • January 7, 2011
Four people, including a three-month-old baby, have been rescued from a fire in east Belfast. A man and woman and the child were rescued from a top floor flat in the Braniel estate by members of the fire service wearing breathing apparatus. The three...

Cigarette 'likely cause' of fatal Bridlington fire

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  • January 7, 2011
A fire at a house in East Yorkshire in which three children died was probably caused by a cigarette, an investigation has found. Maddie Hudson, three, Anthony Hudson, five, and William Beale, nine, died in the fire in Bridlington on 11 November. Thei...

Woman dies in fire at Newcastle-under-Lyme flat

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  • January 7, 2011
A 45-year-old woman has died in a fire at a flat in Staffordshire. Emergency services were called to Cross Street, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, at just after 2000 GMT on Thursday. Helen Wright, who lived at the property, was pronounced dead at t...

Plymouth crews tackle King's Tamerton house fire

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  • January 7, 2011
Crews have tackled a house fire in the King's Tamerton area of Plymouth. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was well alight when crews arrived at the semi-detached house in Flamsteed Crescent. The fire, which is believed to have...

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