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Blackpool club blaze: 50 moved from homes

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  • October 31, 2011
Fifty people have been moved from their homes after a large fire broke out in central Blackpool. Firefighters were alerted shortly after 04:00 GMT and found the ground floor of the Blackpool Trades Club on Chadwick Street well alight. The ground floo...

Fire at former Doncaster Earth Centre site

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  • October 31, 2011
Fire officers are investigating a fire at the former Earth Centre in Doncaster, where work has just begun on transforming the site into a multi-million pound children's centre. Firefighters were called to a disused building at about 17:45 GMT on Sund...

Two people rescued in Wellington flat fire

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  • October 31, 2011
Two people and their pet dog have been rescued from a fire in Somerset. Crews were called to a flat in Rockwell Green, Wellington just after 19:35 GMT on Sunday. When firefighters arrived, one man had already escaped while two others were still insid...

Man dies following east Belfast flat fire

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  • October 31, 2011
A man has died following a fire at his east Belfast home. The man in his 50s was rescued from the blaze at a first-floor flat at Station Road, Sydenham, at about 20:00 GMT on Sunday. He was taken to hospital but he died during the night from the effe...

One dead after house fire on Isle of Harris

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  • October 31, 2011
One person has died in a house fire in the Western Isles. Emergency services were called to the scene in Strond Road near Leverburgh on the Isle of Harris at about 14:20 on Sunday afternoon. A spokesman for Highlands and Islands Fire Service said the...

Fire destroys Ravenstone industrial units and vehicles

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  • October 30, 2011
A number of industrial buildings and more than a dozen vehicles have been destroyed in a fire in Leicestershire. The blaze at an industrial park on Wash Lane in Ravenstone, near Coalville, broke out just after midnight, Leicestershire fire service sa...

Fire crews tackle wooden pallets blaze at Port of Tyne

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  • October 30, 2011
Firefighters are dealing with a blaze involving tonnes of stockpiled wooden pallets at the Port of Tyne. Almost 40 firefighters from stations across Tyneside, were called to the port's biomass storage facility in South Shields, in the early hours. Ty...

Four people rescued from kitchen fires in Bournemouth

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  • October 30, 2011
Four people were rescued from fires in kitchens within minutes of each other at two properties in Bournemouth. Crews led a boy, girl and a man from a first floor flat in Poole Road, Westbourne, minutes after a man was rescued from a property in Keebl...

Toddler dies and his mother and brother rescued in Cork house fire

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  • October 30, 2011
A two-year-old boy has died and his mother and four-year-old brother are in a serious condition after a fire at their home in Cork on Sunday morning. They were asleep upstairs in the property at Elm Park in the Wilton area when the fire broke out in ...

Man rescued from derelict Ramsgate house fire

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  • October 30, 2011
A man had to be rescued from a large derelict house in Ramsgate after it caught fire. About 30 firefighters were called to the two-storey property in Belmont Road, at about 03:15 GMT. The rescued man was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalat...

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