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Bristol mother's house fire death accidental, inquest finds

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  • January 24, 2012
A verdict of accidental death has been recorded at the inquest into the death of a Bristol mother in a house fire. Sara Peel-Yates, 34, was found unconscious inside the house in Wells Road, Knowle, in September 2010. She was pronounced dead at the sc...

Woman rescued from house fire

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  • January 24, 2012
A 40-year-old woman has been rescued from a house fire in Londonderry. The fire, which was accidental, began in the ground floor living room of the house in Woodbrook on Monday. The woman phoned Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service at about 14....

Dog sets owner's Ashby-de-la-Zouch home on fire

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  • January 24, 2012
Firefighters had to break down a door to rescue a dog after it set its owner's Leicestershire house on fire, trying to sniff out a pizza. The Staffordshire bull terrier jumped up to try to get at the pizza, which had been left on top of the cooker, a...

Man arrested after Braunstone house fire

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  • January 24, 2012
A 29-year-old man has been arrested after a fire at a house in the Braunstone area of Leicester. Neighbours used a ladder to help rescue a woman and four children from the house in Webster Road on Sunday morning. Four of the occupants were treated at...

M50 reopens after crash gas leak

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  • January 24, 2012
A section of motorway has been reopened after a crash involving a car powered by liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). The M50 is open to traffic in both directions after the collision, between junctions one and two. Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue s...

Freckleton fire: Thousands of alarms and checks after blaze

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  • January 24, 2012
Almost 11,000 smoke alarms and fire safety checks were carried out by Lancashire Fire Service in a single day, in the wake of a blaze which killed four siblings. Reece Smith, 19, four-year-old twins Holly and Ella Smith and two-year-old Jordan Smith ...

Smoke alarm warning after house fire death

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  • January 24, 2012
A warning has been issued by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service about smoke alarms after a fatal house fire. A woman, who is yet to be named but was in her early 60s, was found dead in her Market Drayton home on Monday. Deputy chief officer John Redm...

Dorset firefighters put out Bryants Puddle heath fire

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  • January 24, 2012
Dorset fire crews put out a heathland fire after being called out at around midday. The Bere Regis crew was originally called out to a hedgerow fire in Bryants Puddle. On arrival they realised an area of heathland was alight and Wareham and Poole cre...

Nottinghamshire fire crews tackle eight Cinderhill arson attacks

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  • January 24, 2012
A series of eight fires in an area of Nottingham are being treated as suspicious, fire officials say. Crews were called to tackle four tree fires and another four car fires within a hour in Cinderhill. Nottinghamshire Fire Authority chairman Darrell ...

Broadstairs woman escapes cooker fire

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  • January 24, 2012
An elderly woman was treated by paramedics after a fire at her house in Broadstairs. Fire crews were called to Chandos Road just before 16:00 GMT when a cooker caught fire at a three-storey house. A spokesman for Kent Fire and Rescue Service said the...

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