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West Sussex fire service in appeal for scrap cars

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  • January 30, 2012
Motorists planning to scrap their unwanted cars are being urged to donate them to firefighters in West Sussex. The county's fire service said a number of its stations were in need of extra cars for crews to train on and practice their rescue skills. ...

Fatal house fire in Essex 'not suspicious'

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  • January 30, 2012
A house fire in Essex in which a 36-year-old man died is not thought to be suspicious, police said. Fire crews and police were called to the blaze in Stansted Road, Elsenham at about 22:00 GMT on Saturday. Essex firefighters rescued the man from a be...

Two people escape flat fire in Rhymney, Caerphilly county

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  • January 30, 2012
Two people have escaped a flat fire in Rhymney, Caerphilly county. The alarm was raised at 04:50 GMT on Sunday, and crews from Rhymney, Merthyr Tydfil and Ebbw Vale were called to the scene. A spokesperson for South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said...

Peru: 26 die in blaze at Lima drug rehab centre

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  • January 29, 2012
A fire at a drug rehabilitation centre in the Peruvian capital Lima has killed at least 26 people, officials say. Another 10 people were injured at the Christ Is Love centre, which used biblical teachings to treat addicts. Firefighters said the doors...

Probe into Rhynie cottage blaze amid fears for resident

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  • January 29, 2012
An investigation is to be carried out into an Aberdeenshire cottage fire amid fears the occupier may have been inside. Grampian Police and Grampian Fire and Rescue were called to the property in Rhynie at about 16:30 on Friday. Police said it was so ...

New leads after Andrew Heath arson appeal

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  • January 29, 2012
Police investigating the death of a man in a suspected arson attack have said they are following up several new leads after a TV appeal. Andrew Heath was found dead last month in Chedworth Close, Warndon, Worcester. The fire in which the 52-year-old ...

Pentyrch murder: Police question teenager after fire at bungalow

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  • January 29, 2012
Police are continuing to question a teenager on suspicion of murder after the death of a man in an early morning fire in a village near Cardiff. The 18-year-old was arrested after the blaze, which happened at a bungalow at Cefn Bychan, in Pentyrch, s...

Dilton Marsh house badly damaged by tumble dryer fire

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  • January 29, 2012
A house in west Wiltshire has been badly damaged by fire. Emergency services were called to the property at Dilton Marsh, near Westbury, on Friday evening following reports of the blaze. A Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said it is believ...

Man dead and children 'serious' after Rotherham house fire

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  • January 29, 2012
A man has died and two young children are seriously ill after a fire at a house in Rotherham. The man was found downstairs in the house on Wagon Road, Greasbrough, and declared dead at the scene. A woman and the children, thought to be a boy and girl...

Komisarjevsky denies blame as death sentence passed

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  • January 28, 2012
A man convicted of murdering a woman and her two daughters in a 2007 home invasion has tried to deflect blame, as a judge sentenced him to die. Joshua Komisarjevsky, 31, was ordered to face lethal injection after emotional statements from family memb...

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