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Thatched pub damaged by fire in Northamptonshire

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  • April 15, 2011
Crews have been tackling a blaze at an 18th Century pub in Northamptonshire. They were called to the Boot Inn in Wollaston, near Wellingborough, at about 0300 BST on Friday. The thatched roof and first floor of the pub, which is a Grade II listed bui...

Woman's body found after Peckham flat fire

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  • April 15, 2011
A woman's body has been found in a flat in south London where a fire started in the early hours. Two fire crews were called to Sumner Road, Peckham, just after 0100 BST and took about 90 minutes to bring the fire under control. A 49-year-old woman fo...

M1 in London closed by scrapyard fire

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  • April 15, 2011
The M1 in north London has been shut following a fire at a scrapyard. London Fire Brigade (LFB) said the fire beneath the motorway, between junctions 2 and 3, was now under control and gas cylinders had been cooled. The Highways Agency is assessing t...

Sussex care home fire murder accused takes stand

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  • April 15, 2011
A care worker accused of starting a fire that killed a pensioner has broken down in tears in the witness box under cross-examination at Lewes Crown Court. Irene Herring, 85, died after the fire in her room at Ancaster Court, Hastings Road, Bexhill, o...

Kilsyth explosion in building site badly damages homes

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  • April 15, 2011
A number of homes have been damaged - some of them severely - after an explosion at a nearby building site in Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire. The incident involved a controlled blast at a site operated by Dawn Homes, off Kilsyth's Stirling Road. Emergenc...

Suffolk house fire investigation begins

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  • April 15, 2011
An investigation has begun into the cause of a fire at a house in Suffolk. The blaze started in the kitchen of a listed family home in Callis Street, Clare on Thursday morning and rapidly spread to the roof of the property. Four people who escaped th...

Cigarette blamed for fatal Somercotes house fire

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  • April 15, 2011
A cigarette started a fire which left a woman dead, investigators in Derbyshire have said. The emergency services were called to a property on Queen Street in Somercotes on 11 April and found the first floor well alight. An initial report has also sa...

Atlantic College fire was accident, fire service says

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  • April 15, 2011
A blaze which "devastated" a college boarding house started accidentally and the cause was electrical, says South Wales Fire and Rescue Service. The fire started in an upstairs room in Atlantic College's Sunley house in the Vale of Glamorgan. About 5...

Tributes paid to Cotswold Airport fire services manager

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  • April 15, 2011
Tributes have been paid to a fire chief who was killed in an industrial accident at Cotswold Airport. Steve Mills, who worked at the airport, died on Friday. The Health and Safety Executive said an investigation had started. Mr Mills had been a retai...

Maidstone family forced out by candle blaze

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  • April 15, 2011
A family have been forced into temporary accommodation after a fire, started by an unattended candle, severely damaged their Maidstone home. The blaze broke out in the bedroom of a teenage boy, who was in the Oxford Road house with his sister and a f...

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