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Probe into blaze at pub building in Newarthill

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  • January 31, 2012
An investigation is under way into a fire at an unoccupied pub building in Newarthill, North Lanarkshire. Emergency services were called to the scene, in the town's Church Street, at about 16:30 on Sunday. Fire crews from nearby Motherwell and Bellsh...

Couple stuck up to waist in Dorset forest swamp rescued

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  • January 31, 2012
A married couple had to be rescued after becoming stuck up to their waists in a swamp in Dorset during a search for their missing dog. They became trapped in a swampy area of Wareham Forest, near the Blackheath sewage works, Dorset fire service said....

Rhymney arson: Two in hospital after flat attack

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  • January 30, 2012
A man and woman are in hospital after a suspected early morning arson attack at a flat in the south Wales valleys. Police say the pair escaped the property at Heol Aneurin Bevan in Rhymney at about 04:30 GMT on Sunday by jumping out of a second floor...

Two treated for inhaling smoke after Coalisland fire

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  • January 30, 2012
A man and a woman have been treated for the effects of breathing in smoke following a fire in Coalisland. The fire happened at a house on the Derrytresk Road on Sunday night. A smoke alarm alerted the couple to the fire and they were able to put it o...

Murder charge after Stacey Mackie fire death

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  • January 30, 2012
A 61-year-old man has been charged with murder after a woman died following a fire at a flat in Cumbria. Stacey Mackie, 35, suffered serious burns during the incident at the supported accommodation in Crag View, Kendal, on Friday. She was taken to a ...

Pentyrch: Teenager charged with murder after death of David Evans in bungalow fire

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  • January 30, 2012
A teenager has been charged with murder after a 64-year-old man was found dead following a fire in a bungalow in a village near Cardiff. David Evans's body was found at his home at Cefn Bychan, Pentyrch, shortly after 02:30 GMT on Friday. South Wales...

Florida crash: 10 killed in multi-vehicle pile-up

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  • January 30, 2012
Ten people have been killed in a multi-vehicle crash on a highway in the American state of Florida. The pile-up occurred before dawn on Interstate 75 near Gainesville. Reports say it involved at least 12 cars and six trucks. The road was shrouded in ...

Couple treated after fire breaks out at Flax Street flat

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  • January 30, 2012
A pregnant woman and a man have been treated for the effects of breathing in smoke after a cooker went on fire in the kitchen of a flat in Belfast. Two fire crews attended the blaze in Flax Street which started shortly before 15:30 GMT on Sunday. The...

Human remains found at fire-hit Aberdeenshire cottage

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  • January 30, 2012
Human remains have been found at an Aberdeenshire cottage where there was a fire on Friday afternoon. The emergency services were called to the property at Rhynie, near Huntly, to tackle the flames at about 16:30. Firefighters were unable to enter th...

Isle of Man government to act on fire safety

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  • January 30, 2012
The Isle of Man government has warned property landlords that failing to meet fire safety regulations could lead to prosecution. Minister for Home Affairs Juan Watterson said inspections carried out in November 2011 had seen about 300 properties fail...

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