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Bradford house fire leaves one man dead

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  • January 12, 2012
A man has died in a house fire in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Firefighters found the man after they were called to the house in Rylstone Gardens, in the Undercliffe area, at 13:15 GMT. A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said the man, who has not been id...

Tree roots caused Reading sewage flood: Thames Water

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  • January 12, 2012
Raw sewage flooded the homes of elderly residents in Reading because tangled tree roots caused a blockage, a water company has said. Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service pumped out sewage at three bungalows in Honey End Lane near Bath Road. Reside...

Teenager rescues woman from burning house in Heywood

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  • January 12, 2012
A woman from Greater Manchester had a lucky escape from a fire after a teenage neighbour came to her rescue. The 52-year-old was dragged from the burning building in Heywood by a 16-year-old who lived nearby. She had discovered a fire in her living r...

Two people in hospital after chemical leak in Daventry

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  • January 12, 2012
The company at the centre of a chemical leak in Northamptonshire has said it is a "mystery" why two workers collapsed while working with "non-hazardous chemicals". AmegA Sciences based on the Royal Oak Estate in Daventry said the staff were taken to ...

Kent chicken farm blaze investigation under way

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  • January 12, 2012
An investigation is under way into the cause of a large blaze at a farm in Kent that is thought to have killed thousands of chickens. The fire destroyed two sheds after sweeping through Fridays at Knowbridge Farm, in Cranbrook, on Wednesday. At its h...

Whitehouse high rise flats evacuated due to fire

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  • January 12, 2012
Thirty-six people were moved out of a block of high-rise flats in Whitehouse, Newtownabbey, due to an an overnight fire. The blaze, on the first floor of Woodland flats, was reported shortly before 01:00 GMT on Thursday. Police officers forced entry ...

Freckleton house fire deaths: Murder suspect is bailed

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  • January 12, 2012
An 18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murdering four siblings who were killed in a house fire in Lancashire has been bailed. Reece Smith, 19, four-year-old twins Holly and Ella Smith and two-year-old Jordan Smith died in the fire in Freckleton ...

Renovated HQ for Shropshire Fire and Rescue opens

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  • January 12, 2012
The renovated fire headquarters for the Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service will be opened later today. Fire Minister Bob Neill will be in Shrewsbury to officially open the premises in St Michael's Street, Shrewsbury. He will also officially re-open S...

Man dies after fire at Dundee flats

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  • January 12, 2012
A man has died after a fierce fire at a block of flats in Dundee in the early hours of the morning. Tayside Fire and Rescue Service crews were called to the four-storey block in the city's Hilltown area at about 00:30. Firefighters pulled the 41-year...

Man dies in fire in Walmer Bridge, Preston

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  • January 12, 2012
A man has died in a fire at his home in Walmer Bridge near Preston. Fire crews were called to the blaze in a first floor flat on Gill Lane at about 19:15 GMT on Wednesday by neighbours. A spokesman for Lancashire Fire Service said the fire was "very ...

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