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Firefighters tackle blaze at derelict Withernsea nightclub

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  • January 6, 2012
Fire crews have tackled a blaze at a derelict nightclub in East Yorkshire. Humberside Fire and Rescue Service were called to Teddy's on Withernsea's South Promenade just after midnight on Friday. Four fire engines were sent to the scene and the blaze...

Chile forest blaze kills six firefighters in Araucania

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  • January 6, 2012
At least six firefighters have died battling a blaze in a mountain forest in southern Chile, the authorities say. Two others were badly burned in the fire in the Araucania region. Over the past week multiple forest fires have ravaged large areas of c...

Youths throw bottles and stones at firefighters

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  • January 6, 2012
Firefighters have been attacked by a gang of youths throwing bottles and stones in west Belfast. Up to 40 young people were involved in the attack at Mount Eagle in Lagmore on Thursday evening. The crew were dealing with a rubbish bin fire in the are...

Flat fire victim's sister appeals

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  • January 6, 2012
The sister of a man who died in a fire in Worcester has appealed for anyone with information to come forward to give his family answers. Andrew Heath, 52, was found in his flat in Chedworth Close on 14 December after a suspected arson attack. His sis...

Windsor 'arson' victim taken to hospital

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  • January 6, 2012
A man had to be taken to hospital after a suspected arson attack at his home in Berkshire. Police said an accelerant of some form was pushed through his letterbox before it was set alight just before 01:00 GMT. The 49-year-old man was woken and calle...

Woman dies in fire at council high rise in Barking

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  • January 6, 2012
A woman has died in a fire at a flat in Barking, east London. London Fire Brigade said six fire engines had been sent to the fire on the fifth floor of a 15-storey council block at 08:24 GMT. About 20 people were evacuated from Lexham House on King E...

Three men sentenced over arson attack on Sussex mosque

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  • January 6, 2012
Three men have been sentenced for an arson attack on a newly-renovated mosque in West Sussex. James Everley, 20, of Crawley, James Smith, 20, of Burgess Hill, and Joshua Morris, 20, of Haywards Heath, were all sentenced to three years at a young offe...

Thornhill fire station upgrade cost reduced

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  • January 6, 2012
Work to refurbish a fire station in southern Scotland is poised to get under way after projected costs were reduced by more than 40%. The plans for the site at Thornhill in Dumfries and Galloway were originally priced at £560,000. However, that ...

Firefighter taken to hospital after Sneinton blaze

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  • January 6, 2012
A man has been arrested after a blaze in Nottinghamshire which led to a firefighter being taken to hospital with the man he rescued. Crews were called to a three-storey building on Carlton Road in Sneinton at 03:55 GMT on Thursday. The firefighter us...

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