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Second BBC Crimewatch appeal over Wakefield fatal fire

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  • March 1, 2011
Police have made a second appeal for information on the BBC's Crimewatch show about the death of a woman in an arson attack after a new lead emerged. Lea Brooke, 81, died after white spirit was poured through the letterbox of her home in Walton Lane,...

Didcot fatal candle fire victim identified

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  • March 1, 2011
A woman who died in a fire thought to have been caused when a candle was left unattended has been identified as a 39-year-old who lived at the address. Francine Kabamba died at her flat in Kibble Close, Didcot, in the early hours of Thursday. Smoke a...

Fire chief says health and safety law 'prevents rescue'

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  • March 1, 2011
The head of Scotland's largest fire brigade has claimed health and safety law is preventing firefighters from saving lives. Strathclyde's fire chief Brian Sweeney also said it was time for a change in the law to protect his staff from prosecution whe...

Fatal fire accused 'angry at ex-boyfriend', court told

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  • March 1, 2011
A woman who was angry at the break up of a relationship started a fire which killed a mother and her three-year-old daughter, a court has heard. Bola Ejifunmilayo, 29, and her daughter Fiyin died at a house in Fishermead Boulevard, Milton Keynes, in ...

Fire station sports centre planned for Toxteth

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  • March 1, 2011
Plans to create a £4.8m combined sports centre and fire station in Liverpool have been unveiled. The scheme involves demolishing Toxteth Sports Centre and relocating Toxteth Fire Station to a new building on the Upper Hill Street site. The campu...

Oil fire at Glasgow engineering works

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  • March 1, 2011
Firefighters have extinguished a blaze in industrial furnaces at a engineering works in Glasgow which contained more than 1,000 gallons of oil. Crews were called to Albion Automotive, Scotstoun, at 1703 GMT on Monday. Officers wearing breathing appar...

Fire hit Lime Kiln Leisure Centre to partially reopen

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  • March 1, 2011
A Wiltshire leisure centre damaged by fire will be partially reopened on 28 March. Fire broke out at the Lime Kiln centre, in Wootton Bassett, on 18 December while it was open. The reception, sports hall, fitness room, squash courts and meeting room ...

Fire crews tackle flat blaze in Leicestershire

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  • March 1, 2011
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus have rescued a man who became trapped in a fire at a flat in Leicestershire. Crews were called to the property on High Street, Earl Shilton, at about 0110 GMT on Tuesday. The man was brought from the first-flo...

Fire at Donegal amusement arcade

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  • March 1, 2011
Workers at a County Donegal amusement arcade, which was gutted in an early morning fire, have said they fear for their jobs. Fire crews from both sides of the border were called to the blaze at Blackthorn Amusements in Bridgend at about 0630 GMT on T...

Highbridge house fire is under investigation

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  • March 1, 2011
Fire crews spent more than two hours bringing a blaze under control at a house in Somerset. Emergency services were called to the three-storey property in the Lakeside area of Highbridge in the early hours of Tuesday. A Devon and Somerset Fire and Re...

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