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Oxford pub damaged in arson attack

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  • January 28, 2012
Firefighters have been tackling a suspected arson attack at a pub in Oxford. Six crews were called to The Bricklayers Arms in Old Marston shortly after 14:30 GMT. At the height of the blaze 36 firefighters tackled the flames. Nobody is believed to ha...

Beccles house fire kills woman in her 50s

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  • January 28, 2012
A woman, believed to be in her 50s, has died in a bungalow fire in Beccles. Fire crews were called to a property on Ellough Road at about 12:40 GMT after reports that a passerby had pulled the woman unconscious from the house where an armchair was al...

Cincinnati casino site partially collapses, injuring 12

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  • January 28, 2012
At least 12 people have been injured after an under-construction casino partially collapsed in Cincinnati, Ohio, the fire department says. A section of floor collapsed at the building site of the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, said police spokesman Mau...

Murder arrest after body found at bungalow in Pentyrch, Cardiff

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  • January 28, 2012
An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a death in an early morning house fire in a village on the outskirts of Cardiff. South Wales Police say they were called to the bungalow at Cefn Bychan, Pentyrch, by the fire service a...

Kendal man arrested after fire leaves woman 'critical'

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  • January 27, 2012
A man has been held on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was seriously injured in a fire in Cumbria. A 35-year-old woman suffered burns in the incident at 00:05 GMT on Friday at a flat on Crag View, Kendal. She was taken to the Royal Lancas...

Calcutta hospital fire: Two doctors arrested

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  • January 27, 2012
Police in the Indian city of Calcutta have arrested two top doctors of a private hospital which caught fire last month, killing 90 people. Dr Mani Chettri and Dr Pranab Dasgupta, both directors of the AMRI Hospital, were held on Friday. Nine official...

Fire at bungalow in Cefn Bychan, Pentyrch, investigated

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  • January 27, 2012
An investigation is under way into an early morning fire at a bungalow in a village on the outskirts of Cardiff. The incident happened at Cefn Bychan, Pentyrch, at 02:37 BST on Friday. Fire crews from Whitchurch and Pontypridd were sent out to tackle...

Inverness chemical leak contained

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  • January 26, 2012
A woman was taken to hospital, following a chemical leak at an industrial estate in Inverness. Emergency services were called to tackle a suspected leak of ammonia from premises at the Dalcross industrial estate at 16:10. Highlands and Islands Fire a...

Appeal over Blackpool's Donna's Dream House fire

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  • January 26, 2012
Police investigating an arson attack at a Blackpool charity have asked anyone in the area recently offered cheap electrical goods to get in touch. Burglars broke into Donna's Dream House and set fire to log cabins on 23 December, causing £80,000...

Worcester fatal flat fire: 999 call details

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  • January 26, 2012
A man killed in a Worcester flat fire called 999 as he desperately tried to get out of the property, officers have said. Police are due to release more details about the suspected arson attack on the BBC's Crimewatch programme later. Andrew Heath, 52...

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