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Sydney residents flee huge paint factory fire

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  • January 28, 2011
Residents on the outskirts of Sydney in Australia were evacuated from their homes on Friday after a paint factory burst into flames. Sixteen fire crews used high-powered hoses to fight the blaze, which produced a huge plume of smoke over the suburb o...

Woman, 69, dies after house fire

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  • January 28, 2011
A 69-year-old woman who was rescued by emergency services from a fire at her home in Holywell, Flintshire, has died in hospital. She had been taken to Whiston Hospital, Prescot, Merseyside, following the incident on Wednesday night. North Wales Fire ...

Teenagers arrested after Treviglas school fire bailed

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  • January 28, 2011
Two teenage boys arrested after a fire broke out at a school in Newquay have been released on bail. Police are investigating what they believe is a suspected arson attack and a burglary at Treviglas Community College. More than 40 firefighters fought...

Fire crews tackle blaze at Sandwich shuttlecock factory

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  • January 28, 2011
A fire has destroyed part of a shuttlecock factory in Kent. Fire crews were called to Archers Low Farm, in Sandown Road, Sandwich, just before 2000 GMT on Thursday. At its height, more than 40 firefighters from Sandwich, Eastry and Ramsgate tackled t...

Indonesia ferry fire and fatal train crash in Java

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  • January 28, 2011
A fire on a crowded Indonesian ferry and a collision between two passenger trains, have left at least 14 people dead and scores injured. The accidents happened just 30 minutes apart on the main island of Java. The ferry fire broke out soon after the ...

Homes destroyed in Newtownabbey arson attack

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  • January 28, 2011
Two homes have been destroyed and another badly damaged in an arson attack at Rathfern Way in Newtownabbey, County Antrim. Five fire engines and an aerial appliance attended the blaze on Thursday night. No-one was injured. Six houses were evacuated a...

Solicitor calls for Atherstone fire deaths decision

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  • January 27, 2011
A solicitor is urging police to charge or release from bail six firefighters arrested over the deaths of four colleagues in Warwickshire in 2007. Twelve people were arrested last year after a large warehouse fire at Atherstone-on-Stour. Chris Humphri...

Spark started Derbyshire family death fire

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  • January 27, 2011
A fire which killed four children in Derbyshire was probably caused by a spark from an open fire. Tommy Henson, nine, Alisha Henson-Nulty, six, Rocco Henson-Nulty, four, and Appolonia Henson, two, died in the blaze at Hulland Ward on Monday night. Th...

Police plea to Crimewatch caller over fatal fire

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  • January 27, 2011
A television appeal about an arson attack in which a woman died has prompted new leads, police said. Lea Brooke, 81, died when her home in Walton Lane, Wakefield, was set on fire in November 2008. White spirit was poured through the letterbox and ign...

Police still looking for cause of St Helier garage fire

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  • January 27, 2011
A 44-year-old man arrested following a fire in St Helier has been released from custody pending further enquiries. Emergency services were called to a fire in a garage in Elizabeth Lane on Tuesday lunchtime and it was extinguished a short time later....

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