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Honduras' Comayagua jail fire 'caused by cigarette'

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  • February 21, 2012
A prison fire in Honduras that killed 360 inmates may have been started by a discarded cigarette, officials say. Chief prosecutor Luis Alberto Rubi said that an initial investigation showed that the cause of the fire was accidental. Inmates at the Co...

MSPs take evidence on single police force and fire service bill

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  • February 21, 2012
Leading fire and police officers are to tell Holyrood what they think of plans to reorganise the country's forces. MSPs will look at draft legislation, focusing on its potential impact to local democracy. The Scottish Government's Police and Fire Re...

Baby taken to hospital after fire in Edinburgh

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  • February 21, 2012
A 15-month-old girl has been taken to hospital as a precaution after a fire at a block of flats in Edinburgh. Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service was called to the fire in Admiralty Street at about 04:40. A spokesman said four fire crews tack...

Honduras prison fire relatives storm morgue for bodies

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  • February 21, 2012
Relatives of the hundreds of inmates who died in a prison fire in Honduras last week have forced their way into a morgue to demand the remains of their loved ones. A large group - most of them women - broke into a refrigerated container and opened se...

Eckington house fire couple named

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  • February 21, 2012
A Worcestershire couple who died after a fire at their home on Friday have been named. Valerie Herring, 69, died on Saturday, while her 72-year-old husband William Herring died on Monday morning. The couple were taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital...

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