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Pair treated after Coventry house fire

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  • January 17, 2011
Two women have received treatment following a "severe" fire at a house in Coventry. The fire broke out in the ground floor of a terraced house in Northfield Road, in Stoke, Coventry at 0435 GMT. A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said one fem...

Woman's body found in Long Eaton fire house

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  • January 17, 2011
The body of a woman has been found by police days after a fire at a house in Derbyshire. Emergency crews were called to the terraced property in Wellington Street, Long Eaton, on Friday morning and neighbouring houses were evacuated. The search for t...

Fatal Rugby sheltered housing fire 'started for fun'

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  • January 17, 2011
A teenager accused of killing a couple in an arson attack at a sheltered housing complex bragged he started the fire, "just for fun", a court heard. Albert and Kath Adams, both 77, died when a fire spread from a mobility scooter to their maisonette i...

Fire at Neilston bus depot costs £500,000

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  • January 17, 2011
A fire at a bus depot in East Renfrewshire has caused about £500,000 in damage, police have said. Emergency services were called to Whitestar Coaches, Holehouse Brae, Neilston, at about 2120 GMT on Sunday. No-one was injured in the blaze which c...

Sixty Greater Manchester Fire Service cooks face axe

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  • January 17, 2011
Cooks at fire stations in Greater Manchester face losing their jobs as the brigade tries to save £23m. At least 60 cooks are set to lose their jobs, with up to 140 backroom jobs under threat. Greater Manchester Fire Authority said consultations ...

Woman and four children escape from Penzance house fire

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  • January 17, 2011
A woman and four children have escaped from a house fire in Penzance. Crews from Penzance, St Ives, St Just, Truro and Falmouth tackled the fire at the property in Melbourne Terrace after the alarm was raised at 0530 GMT. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Ser...

One person killed in Port Glasgow house blaze

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  • January 17, 2011
One person has died following a fire at a house in Port Glasgow, Inverlcyde. Emergency services were called to the property in Bute Avenue at about 0310 GMT on Monday. Search and rescue teams discovered a body after the fire was put out. At the heigh...

House roof wrecked in explosion

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  • January 17, 2011
The roof of a bungalow in Cambridgeshire has been destroyed following an explosion and fire. A couple were at home at Millstone Lane in Barnack, Peterborough, at about 0700 GMT when they heard a bang and found the roof was on fire. The fire service s...

Fire cuts power at 750 properties in Swansea

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  • January 17, 2011
Some 750 Swansea city centre properties suffered an electricity cut after a high voltage cable fault sparked a small fire, say power suppliers. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service attended a basement fire in Alexandra Road after they were aler...

Man arrested after 'suspicious activity' at Orange Hall

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  • January 17, 2011
A 41-year-old man has been arrested after a report of suspicious activity at an Orange Hall near Newtownstewart. Police were alerted just before 1900 GMT on Sunday. The PSNI are investigating four other attacks on three Orange halls in County Tyrone....

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