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Woman dies after fire at Mayfield cottage

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  • February 7, 2012
A woman has died following a fire at a house in Midlothian. Emergency services were called to Crawlees Cottages on Suttieslea Road in Mayfield at about 12:06. About 20 firefighters tackled the blaze and rescued a 65-year-old woman from the kitchen ar...

M1 fire: Teens in five-day north London 'spree of arson'

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  • February 7, 2012
Six teenagers carried out a "spree" of arson attacks in north London over five days, including a fire that closed the M1 motorway, a court heard. The fire at a Mill Hill scrapyard last April closed a stretch of the road for days and caused damage put...

Worcester fatal fire: Four held over Andrew Heath death

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  • February 7, 2012
Police investigating a fatal flat fire in Worcester have arrested four people. Andrew Heath, aged 52, was found dead at his flat in Chedworth Close, Warndon, after a suspected arson attack on 14 December. West Mercia Police said two men, aged 19 and ...

Channel 103 radio station evacuated after gas leak

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  • February 7, 2012
A Jersey radio station had to be evacuated after a gas leak in Tunnell Street. Jersey's Fire and Rescue Service said a small explosion was reported on Tuesday morning but no one was hurt. A house where the leak was believed to have originated was eva...

Reduction in festive fire deaths in Strathclyde area

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  • February 7, 2012
Fire deaths, injuries and accidental house fires in Strathclyde fell to a five-year low over the festive period, according to new statistics. A total of 65 casualties were recorded in 2011/2012, compared to 105 in 2007/2008 - a drop of 38%. Accidenta...

Teenagers held after man rescued from blaze in Maryhill flats

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  • February 7, 2012
Two teenagers have been detained by police over a blaze which led to a man being rescued from the 14th floor balcony of a Glasgow tower block. Crews were called to the flats in Wyndford Road, in the city's Maryhill area, at about 02:43 on Tuesday. Al...

Homes evacuated after burst main floods Essex town

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  • February 7, 2012
Thirteen people were rescued from their homes by police boats when a burst water main flooded an Essex street. About 100 homes were evacuated after water began gushing from a drain in East Bridge Road, South Woodham Ferrers. Flood waters reached abou...

Elderly woman rescued from kitchen fire in Llanelli

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  • February 7, 2012
An elderly woman has been rescued by firefighters following a blaze in her kitchen. Crews were called to Hendre Road in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, at 23:26 GMT on Monday, following reports of a fire in the ground floor of the two-storey property. The...

Sefton chemical spill victims released

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  • February 7, 2012
The victims of a chemical spill on Merseyside have been discharged from hospital. The spill occured at the Royal Seaforth Container Base near Crosby Road South in Sefton on Monday afternoon. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service's Hazardous Material Uni...

Witness appeal after fatal fire in Neath

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  • February 7, 2012
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a house fire in Neath although they are not treating the cause of the blaze as suspicious. Fire fighters were called to the property at Lime Grove in Cimla at 0710 GMT on Friday. The man was foun...

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