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Woman injured in Northampton house fire dies

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  • March 17, 2011
A woman taken to hospital after being rescued from a house fire in Northampton has died from her injuries. Firefighters and police were called to Allard Close in the early hours of Monday. A man and a 10-year-old child had already escaped from the pr...

Newport hotel forecourt fire: Ramaz Raulinautis tribute

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  • March 17, 2011
The partner of a 34-year-old man who died after suffering severe burns has paid tribute to a "loving, kind person". Ramunas, known as Ramaz, Raulinautis was found in front of the Gateway Express hotel on Chepstow Road, Newport, late on 9 March. His p...

Hampshire fire team end Japan quake searches

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  • March 17, 2011
A team of rescue specialists from Hampshire who flew out to help victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami have ended their efforts. The team, which included four firefighters and a search and rescue dog, failed to find any survivors in the town...

Stanwick Lakes Iron Age roundhouse damaged in fire

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  • March 17, 2011
A replica Iron Age roundhouse built as a feature in a community project about heritage in east Northamptonshire has been severely damaged in a fire. Firefighters were called to Stanwick near Rushden at 2000 GMT on Wednesday. The fire completely destr...

Channel Tunnel rail link deaths accidental

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  • March 17, 2011
A verdict of accidental death has been returned at an inquest into the deaths of two men killed during the building of the Channel Tunnel rail link. Darren Brown, 40, a shunter from Greater Manchester, died in the fire on a maintenance locomotive in ...

Firefighter resuscitates pet dog after Hull house fire

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  • March 17, 2011
A firefighter saved a pet dog's life by giving it mouth-to-mouth resuscitation for half an hour following a fire. Firefighter Mike Dunn resuscitated the dog after it was pulled from the blaze showing no signs of life. Crews from three stations tackle...

Newmarket thatched cottage badly damaged in fire

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  • March 17, 2011
A cottage at Newmarket has been badly damaged by fire. Ten fire crews from Cambridgeshire and Norfolk were called to the blaze at the entrance to the National Stud, close to the July Racecourse, early on Thursday. About 75% of the cottage roof, which...

Llanelli chemical alert 'false alarm'

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  • March 17, 2011
A chemical alert that sparked a mass evacuation of a part of Llanelli may have been caused by a paint thinner, paraffin, diesel or heating oil spill. The Felinfoel Road area, including the Caeffair Nursing Home and Thomas Arms Hotel, was sealed off b...

Fire crews tackle Brislington Retail Park bed shop fire

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  • March 17, 2011
An investigation is underway after a fire at a bed shop at a retail park in Bristol. Crews were called to Bensons For Beds at Brislington Retail Park at about 0850 GMT after reports of smoke and flames from the front of the store. Six firefighters we...

Mystery surrounds Llanelli chemical alert

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  • March 17, 2011
Mystery surrounds the cause of strong gas smells which caused a mass evacuation of houses and a care home in Llanelli. Hundreds were allowed to return home at about 2200 GMT on Wednesday after people had been moved to safety because of a suspected ch...

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