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Man arrested over Taunton house fire

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  • December 25, 2011
A man has been arrested in connection with a house fire in Somerset. The 32-year-old man was rescued from the roof of the building by firefighters. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service was called to the flat in Dowell Close, Taunton, by a 999 c...

Residents rescued from fire at Edinburgh flats

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  • December 25, 2011
Fire crews have rescued 12 people from a block of flats in Edinburgh's Smithfield Street. Almost 40 firefighters attended the blaze which broke out in a first floor flat on Saturday. Emergency services said five people were taken to Edinburgh Royal I...

Thomas Savage praised by judge for saving Nigel Edwards from fire

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  • December 24, 2011
A man has received a £250 award for rescuing another man from a house fire in Powys. Electrician Thomas Savage broke a window at the bungalow in Newtown to save Nigel Edwards. Mr Savage was commended for his bravery by a judge. But Edwards, 49, ...

Residents rescued from fire at Edinburgh flats

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  • December 24, 2011
Fire crews have rescued 12 people from a block of flats in Edinburgh's Smithfield Street. Almost 40 firefighters attended the blaze which broke out in a first floor flat on Saturday. Emergency services said five people were taken to Edinburgh Royal I...

Woman dies in Whaley Thorns house fire

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  • December 24, 2011
A 65-year-old woman has died in a house fire in a Derbyshire village. Fire crews from Shirebrook, Bolsover, Clowne, Staveley and Warsop attended the blaze at the property in Whaley Thorns near Langwith at 05:02 GMT. Police confirmed a woman died afte...

Fire breaks out at the Brixton Academy music venue

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  • December 24, 2011
Up to 20 firefighters have tackled a blaze that broke out in the early hours at the 02 Academy in Brixton. Firefighters were called before 0400 GMT to reports of an alarm at the Stockwell Road venue, which was closed. The bar of the three-storey buil...

Family rescued from fire at Hamilton flats

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  • December 24, 2011
A family of four has been rescued after smoke from a fire began to fill their flat in Hamilton in the early hours of the morning. The blaze broke out in the first floor of the flats in Roseberry Place at about midnight. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Se...

Oxfordshire safe driving warning after road deaths

  • News Item
  • December 24, 2011
Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has urged careful driving over the festive period after three deaths on the county's roads in December 2010. The service said 169 people were also injured on the roads in the same month, "one of the busiest times o...

Residents evacuated from Kirkcaldy flats blaze

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  • December 24, 2011
Residents in a block of flats in Kirkcaldy were evacuated to a local primary school following a serious fire. The blaze started in Dunearn Drive at about 19:05 on Friday. The fire was eventually brought under control, but the three-storey block of fl...

Man and dog die in burning Cantley flat

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  • December 24, 2011
A man and a dog have been found dead inside a burning flat by fire crews in South Yorkshire. Teams of firefighters from Doncaster and Edlington were called to the property at Callender Court, on Middleham Road, Cantley, early on Saturday. The man, th...

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