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Southport flat fire: Four in hospital

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  • February 24, 2012
Four people have been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after a fire at a flat in Southport. About 20 firefighters, two fire engines and an aerial platform tackled the blaze, which broke out at about 03:00 GMT at the semi-detached pro...

Gravesend homes evacuated during DIY store fire

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  • February 24, 2012
About 60 people had to be led to safety after fire swept through a DIY store in Kent. Firefighters in eight fire engines were called to the scene in Wrotham Road, Gravesend, on Thursday night. Kent Fire and Rescue Service said neighbouring buildings ...

One-year-old treated after blaze

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  • February 24, 2012
A one-year-old boy has been taken to hospital after a fire in a bedroom at a house in Edinburgh. Fire crews were called to the scene in Denham Green Avenue at about 22:00 on Thursday. The boy was taken to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinb...

Durham Fire Service could take over fire control centre

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  • February 24, 2012
Fire chiefs in Durham have asked the government if they can take over a multimillion-pound control centre which has lain empty for four years. The complex, at Belmont, Durham, was one of nine built for fire services in England at a cost of almost £4...

Chemical vapours cause salon fire in Edinburgh

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  • February 24, 2012
A beautician is being treated for shock after vapours from nail varnish remover caught fire from a candle in an Edinburgh shop. An ambulance was called to treat the 46-year-old following the incident at Moi in Comiston Road. Lothian and Borders Fire ...

A Burmese refugee camp in Thailand is ravaged by fire

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  • February 24, 2012
A fire has broken out at a Burmese refugee camp in Thailand, resulting in the destruction of hundreds of homes. Up to half of the Umpiem Mai camp, located in the western Tak province, has been destroyed by the blaze. The fire also destroyed three mos...

Homes evacuated after Ashgill school fire

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  • February 24, 2012
Several homes were evacuated after a fire broke out in a derelict school building. Firefighters were called to the old Dalserf Primary School in Ashgill, South Lanarkshire, at 02:10. Nearby residents were told to leave their homes because of the risk...

Llanelli Asda fire: Teenager arrested after store blaze

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  • February 24, 2012
An 18-year-old man has been arrested after a fire at an Asda supermarket in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. The fire broke out on Wednesday evening and about 60 customers and 25 staff had to be evacuated from the building. Firefighters were called to the ...

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