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Worcester fatal flat fire: Arrest follows police search

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  • January 17, 2012
Police investigating a fatal flat fire in Worcester have arrested a man. Andrew Heath, aged 52, was found dead at his flat in Chedworth Close, Warndon, after a suspected arson attack in the early hours of 14 December. West Mercia Police said a man in...

Chevron Nigeria oil rig fire: Two missing

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  • January 17, 2012
Two workers are missing after a fire broke out on an oil drilling rig in waters off the Niger Delta in south-east Nigeria. The fire is still blazing and 152 employees have been evacuated onshore for medical tests. Production in a nearby platform has ...

Impaled man's serious leg injury in Bodedern, Anglesey

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  • January 17, 2012
A man suffered a serious leg injury when he was impaled on a piece of machinery. The Welsh Ambulance Service said it was called to an address in the village of Bodedern on Anglesey at 10:55 GMT. A trauma team from Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor was also ca...

Manchester fire service cuts 'would put public at risk'

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  • January 17, 2012
Budget cuts to Greater Manchester Fire Service will result in call-out delays, putting the public at "greater risk", the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said. Greater Manchester - which has the country's highest number of deaths in accidental house fir...

Oakham fire station set to half full-time officers

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  • January 17, 2012
The number of full-time firefighters at a Rutland fire station are set to be halved by the end of 2012. Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said the remaining staff at Oakham fire station would work or be on call 84-hours a week to maintain a 24-h...

China village head detained for arson in Hebei

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  • January 17, 2012
A village head in China's Hebei province has been arrested for setting fire to government offices. Gao Jinhe, head of Beitai Village, burnt down over a dozen offices in a township government in Chengde County. Two local officials were said to have be...

Three in hospital after Nottingham house fire

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  • January 17, 2012
Three people were taken to hospital after a fire at a house in Nottingham, police have said. Several crews were called to the three-storey house on Russell Road, in the Forest Fields area, at about 01:30 GMT. Firefighters found a fire in the first fl...

Residents escape Swiss Cottage tower block fire

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  • January 17, 2012
More than 100 people were evacuated from a tower block in north-west London after a fire began. Flames took hold of the 22-storey building in Swiss Cottage at about 22:00 GMT on Monday. The 17th floor was partially gutted and 130 people were evacuate...

Lincolnshire homes evacuated in gas explosion and fire

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  • January 17, 2012
Homes in a south Lincolnshire village were evacuated after a gas explosion and fire. Emergency services were called to Manor Way in Deeping St James, near Stamford, just after 19:00 GMT on Monday. Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said a ruptured gas main...

Wrexham fire crews tackle 10-car blaze

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  • January 17, 2012
Firefighters have tackled a blaze at a Wrexham yard involving 10 scrap cars. Three fire engines, including an aerial ladder platform, brought the blaze under control at Llwyneinion Road, Legacy, on Monday at 18:05 GMT. Wrexham council's environment p...

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