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Lakanal House tower block fire cause now known, police say

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  • August 31, 2011
The cause of the tower block fire which killed six people in south London has now been established but police said they were not yet able to give details. A three-week-old baby was among the victims of the blaze at Lakanal House in Camberwell in July...

Homes evacuated in Asfordby gas main fire

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  • August 31, 2011
Several homes have been evacuated after a gas main caught fire outside a house in Leicestershire. Firefighters were called to the blaze on Riverside Walk in Asfordby at about 12:25 BST. The fire has spread to the house and a caravan. Two fire engines...

Old South Wales fire engines to start life in Serbia

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  • August 31, 2011
Redundant fire engines from south Wales are to be given a new lease of life in Serbia as part of a project to improve its fire service. Crews in south Wales are raising money to drive the trucks across Europe after the region's fire authority approve...

Medway suspected arson attacks may be linked

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  • August 31, 2011
Police believe a fire at a derelict house in Kent may be linked to a series of suspicious blazes in the area. A total of 15 firefighters were needed to put out the blaze in Vicarage Road, Strood just after 23:00 GMT on Tuesday. The cause of the fire,...

Aerosol burns victim Connor Rowntree wins bravery award

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  • August 31, 2011
A teenager who suffered 90% burns while playing with an aerosol is to receive an award after warning thousands of children of the dangers of fire. Connor Rowntree was playing with the aerosol at friend's home in Houghton-le-Spring in 2009 when he was...

Body found in Leicester rubble was kebab shop worker

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  • August 31, 2011
A man killed in an early morning explosion at a Leicester kebab shop was a worker at the takeaway, police said. The body of 40-year-old Fiaz Ahmed Ansari was discovered in the rubble of Kams King of the Grill shop almost 15 hours after the blast. Six...

Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick's sister dies in blaze

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  • August 31, 2011
The sister of the Scottish Parliament's presiding officer has died following a fire in Dunfermline. Investigations are continuing into the cause of the blaze in the town's Husband Place on Monday, which claimed the life of 60-year-old Maureen Brown. ...

Warwickshire fire stations: Brinklow closure is marked

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  • August 31, 2011
Residents in Brinklow have marked the closure of their fire station which stopped operating on Wednesday. A brass band played to people gathered at the station, in the village between Coventry and Rugby. The station is one of three that will close. W...

Inquiry after fire damages house in Hull

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  • August 31, 2011
The cause of a fire at a property in Hull in the early hours of Wednesday is being investigated. Rescue crews brought a man and woman to safety from the burning building on Cranbrook Avenue after reports of a "serious house fire". The occupants were ...

Hull fire: rescued pair 'lucky to be alive'

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  • August 31, 2011
A man and woman were lucky to escape with their lives from a fire at a house in Hull, fire officers have said. Rescue crews brought the pair to safety from the "serious house fire" on Cranbrook Avenue in the early hours of Wednesday. The occupants we...

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