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Freckleton house fire funeral to take place

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  • February 16, 2012
The funeral of four siblings who died in a fire at a Lancashire house will take place later. Reece Smith, 19, four-year-old twins Holly and Ella, and two-year-old Jordan died in a fire at their home in Freckleton in January. The funeral procession st...

Southampton student halls evacuated during fire

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  • February 16, 2012
A student halls of residence in Southampton had to be evacuated after a fire broke out in a bedroom. About 25 firefighters tackled the fire at Chantry Student Residence in Marsh Lane on Wednesday night. Nobody was hurt and the students living in the ...

Fife fire service cuts 'may increase risk to communities'

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  • February 16, 2012
Scotland's public spending watchdog has warned a fire brigade that further budget cuts could increase the risk to local communities. Fife Fire and Rescue is facing spending reductions of about 4% in each of the next three years. The Accounts Commissi...

Honduras prison fire: Porfirio Lobo vows full inquiry

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  • February 16, 2012
Honduras President Porfirio Lobo has pledged a "full and transparent" investigation after a fire at a jail killed more than 350 inmates. Mr Lobo also suspended local and national prison officials while the inquiry into the "unacceptable" tragedy at t...

Whitney Houston vigil sparked Oldham house fire

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  • February 16, 2012
A candle left burning in memory of singer Whitney Houston sparked a house fire that destroyed a living room in Greater Manchester. Anne Lomax, 53, of Hodge Clough Road, Sholver, Oldham, had lit a tealight which later set fire to some curtains. She wa...

Eight Kent fire stations to close after plans approved

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  • February 16, 2012
Plans to close eight fire stations across Kent have been approved. The Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority said the changes are needed following a 25% drop in the number of fires and other incidents since 2005. However, the Fire Brigades Union ...

Fire Brigades Union in call to save Highlands stations

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  • February 16, 2012
The Fire Brigades Union is urging the Highlands and Islands Fire Board not to allow the chief fire officer to close small fire stations across the area. Ahead of a special board meeting on Friday, Chief Fire Officer Trevor Johnson has asked for permi...

Pair suffer severe burns in Trinity Avenue, Llandudno, fire

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  • February 16, 2012
A man and a woman are in intensive care after suffering from smoke inhalation and severe burns in a Llandudno fire. They were rescued, along with another man who is also in hospital with minor injuries, by emergency services on Wednesday morning. A f...

Passengers flee bus fire led on M60 in Manchester

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  • February 16, 2012
Thirty passengers were led to safety from a bus after it caught fire on the M60 motorway in Greater Manchester. The driver of the double decker noticed the blaze as he was driving between junctions 12 and 13 near Worsley at about 11:10 GMT. Greater M...

Four in court over Sandhill Park mansion fire

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  • February 16, 2012
Four people have appeared before Taunton magistrates following a fire at a derelict mansion in Somerset. Nathan Goldfinch and Marcus Tancock, both 19 and from Weston-super-Mare; Stuart Walker, 22, from Lympsham and a 17-year-old youth from Cheddar ar...

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