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Warwickshire Fire Service makes case for sprinkler law

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  • June 27, 2011
"The difference between life and death," is how one fire service has described the use of automatic sprinklers in homes. Warwickshire Fire and Rescue service is supporting calls from the Chief Fire Officers Association for a change in the law to forc...

Chinese lantern blamed for Somerton fire

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  • June 27, 2011
A Chinese lantern has been blamed for sparking a large fire at an industrial estate in Somerset. Firefighters were called to the Polham Lane site in Somerton after a tonne of paper and printer cartridges caught fire on Saturday night. A spokesman fro...

Drinks fridge fault caused Chesterfield Royal blaze

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  • June 27, 2011
A fire which closed the emergency department of a Derbyshire hospital was caused by a fault in a drinks' fridge, fire investigators have said. The blaze broke out on Saturday night in a newsagents in the main entrance to Chesterfield Royal Hospital. ...

Crews battle fire at Bayside Hotel in Weston

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  • June 27, 2011
Firefighters worked through the night to tackle a blaze at a derelict hotel in Weston-super Mare. Crews were called to the Bayside Hotel on Manilla Crescent at about 2235 BST on Saturday. An Avon Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said eight fire en...

Help for Heroes: Backing from Plymouth fire engines

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  • June 27, 2011
Fire crews in Plymouth are carrying the badge of services charity Help for Heroes on the back of their fire engines. Seven fire appliances will display Help for Heroes badges and fire fighters will he holding fundraising events. Devon and Somerset Fi...

Boy dies trapped in Highlands house fire in Milton

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  • June 27, 2011
A six-year-old boy has died after being trapped in a burning house in the village of Milton in the Highlands. Aiden Owens was trapped in the blaze at the end-of-terrace property in Cromarty Drive, Milton, near Invergordon, shortly before 0230 BST on ...

Fire in row of Reddish terraced houses investigated

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  • June 27, 2011
Fire crews are investigating the cause of a blaze which started at a terraced house in Stockport and spread to six neighbouring properties. The fire started in a mid-terraced house on Lyndale Avenue, Reddish, just before 1130 BST on Saturday. It spre...

Elderly couple flee suspected arson attack in Peterlee

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  • June 27, 2011
An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a suspected arson attack which forced a county Durham couple to flee their home. The retired couple in their 70s managed to escape the fire at their semi-detached home in Pentland Close in Peter...

Boy, 5, trapped under parked car in Liverpool

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  • June 27, 2011
A five-year-old boy who became trapped under a parked car in Liverpool is seriously ill in hospital. Emergency services were called to Empress Road, Edge Hill, at about 1715 BST on Saturday. Fire crews used airbags to help paramedics reach the boy, b...

Two die in 'ferocious' Hull house blaze

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  • June 27, 2011
The neighbour of two people who died in a "ferocious" house fire in Hull has described how the victims were screaming for help from a window. Humberside Fire and Rescue were called to a terraced property on Montrose Street, off Dansom Lane, on Saturd...

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