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Bedridden woman killed in Livingston fire named

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  • May 17, 2011
A bedridden woman who died after a fire in her cottage in West Lothian has been named by police. Irene Herpich, 73, died in the blaze at Nether Dechmont Cottages, Livingston. Fire crews went to the scene at 2200 BST on Saturday after West Lothian Car...

Father's movements before fatal Redcar fire investigated

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  • May 17, 2011
Police are trying to piece together the movements of a man before he died in a fire which also killed his daughter. Philip Braithwaite, 49, and his daughter Jessica, seven, died after the blaze at their home in Hawthorn Road, Redcar, on 2 May, bank h...

Warning over chemical incident at Wigan factory

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  • May 17, 2011
People living near a plastics factory in Wigan were warned to stay indoors after fire crews were called to investigate a chemical incident. Staff at Astropol Limited in Wetherall Close in Hindley Green, Wigan, noticed a chemical was reacting at the s...

Man dies in Gateshead house fire

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  • May 17, 2011
A man has been killed in a house fire on Tyneside. Firefighters were called to Hadrian Place in Carr Hill, Gateshead, amid reports that people were trapped inside the property. Crews had difficulty gaining access to the property, and had to use an ex...

Oxfam launches appeal for stock donations after fire

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  • May 17, 2011
Oxfam has launched a national emergency appeal for stock following a fire that caused the biggest loss of donations in its 69-year history. The charity is asking people to take any unwanted clothes and accessories to their local shop or donation bank...

Grass fires in Staffordshire blamed on vandalism

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  • May 17, 2011
Firefighters responded to more than 400 grass fires in Staffordshire during April, blaming many on vandalism and careless behaviour. Crews were called to 14 deliberate fires in one six-hour period in Stoke-on-Trent in early April. Starting deliberate...

Fraserburgh deaths inquiry told of boat fire rescue bid

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  • May 17, 2011
Members of the emergency services have told how they were confronted with flames and smoke on a fishing boat in which three crewmen died. Filipinos Ramilito Calipayan and Benjamin Potot, both 33, and 50-year-old Latvian Rimants Venckus died at Fraser...

Highlands wild fires could cost landowners £26m

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  • May 17, 2011
Wild fires that burned thousands of acres of moor and forestry could cost landowners up to £26m to reinstate, according to a fire service. Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service (HIFRS) tackled 70 significant blazes between 29 April and 5...

Canvey Island homes evacuated during gas leak

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  • May 17, 2011
About 100 people had to leave their homes in Essex on Tuesday morning due to a leak in a gas main. Fire crews were called to Canvey Island at 0620 BST where they evacuated the properties and set up a 100m (109 yd) exclusion zone around the leaking ma...

Fire destroys tractor and tyres at Gillingham barn

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  • May 17, 2011
Two hundred tyres and a tractor were destroyed when fire ripped through a Dorset barn. About 20 firefighters from across the county were called to Woodville, near Stour Provost, Gillingham, just before 0300 BST. Crews remained at the scene for about ...

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