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Estonia orphanage fire kills 10 children

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  • February 20, 2011
A fire has swept through an orphanage for disabled children in the western Estonian town of Haapsalu, killing 10 children, officials say. Nine adults and 37 children were inside the wooden building when the fire started at 1230 GMT, rescue official V...

Tyres and fertiliser destroyed in Tal-y-Bont barn blaze

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  • February 20, 2011
Four fire crews dealt with an early morning barn fire which involved tyres and fertiliser as well as hay. The blaze at a farm at Tal-y-Bont, Conwy, broke out at 0240 GMT, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said. The fire service said the building su...

Five rescued from Great Harwood house fire by passer-by

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  • February 20, 2011
A mother and her four children managed to escape from a fire at a house in Lancashire with help from a passer-by, the fire service has said. The blaze started in the kitchen of the mid-terraced house in Lomax Street, Great Harwood, just before 0240 G...

County Durham barn fire treated as 'suspicious'

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  • February 20, 2011
A barn fire which destroyed 3,000 bales of straw in County Durham is being treated as arson, police have said. Firefighters were called to the blaze at Lane Head farm, in Hutton Magna, Barnard Castle, during the early hours of Saturday. Durham Police...

Fatal Essex fire 'not deliberate'

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  • February 20, 2011
Investigators examining the cause of a caravan fire in which an Essex man died have said they do not think the fire was started deliberately. Crews were called to the caravan in Buckwyns Chase, Billericay, on Friday morning after being alerted by a n...

Wells farm fire 'caused by electrical tractor fault'

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  • February 20, 2011
Fire crews believe an electrical fault in a tractor was the likely cause of a fire on a Somerset farm. The fire service arrived at Vale Hollow Farm on the Old Bristol Road, in Wells, at about 0630 GMT and left at 0930 GMT. Fifteen firefighters attend...

Man dies in electric blanket fire in Gloucestershire

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  • February 20, 2011
A man from Gloucestershire has died in a fire thought to have been caused by a faulty electric blanket. Fire crews were called to what they described as "a small fire" in a bedroom at a bungalow in Innsworth near Gloucester at about 2100 GMT on Frida...

Hay bales destroyed in double Barton Le Willows 'arson'

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  • February 20, 2011
A barn and more than 600 bales of hay have been destroyed in two fires in North Yorkshire, believed to be arson. The fire service was called to a fire at Barton Le Willows at about 1330 GMT on Saturday which destroyed a barn, 350 bales of hay and a t...

Leeds mill fire tackled overnight by 60 firefighters

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  • February 20, 2011
More than 60 firefighters from West Yorkshire have been tackling a fire at a Leeds mill overnight. The fire service was alerted to the blaze at Sheepscar Works at about 1745 GMT on Saturday following reports of an unoccupied mill being alight. The bu...

South Ealing explosion: Two injured in Carlyle Road

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  • February 20, 2011
Two men have been taken to hospital following a suspected gas explosion in a two-storey building in west London. Emergency crews were called to flats at Carlyle House in Carlyle Road, South Ealing, at about 0915 GMT on Sunday after what one neighbour...

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