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Mother Anne Mitchell's plea over CO gas detectors

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  • March 31, 2012
A woman whose teenage daughter was killed by carbon monoxide poisoning (CO) from a badly fitted fire is urging people to invest in a CO alarm at home. Anne Mitchell got to her home in Cwmbran, Torfaen, on Good Friday in March 2005 to find her daughte...

Elderly man found dead after fire in Selsey flat

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  • March 31, 2012
An elderly man has been found dead by firefighters called to a block of flats in West Sussex. West Sussex Fire and Rescue said it was alerted by a neighbour who reported the smell of smoke coming from a flat in George House, Manor Road, Selsey. Fire ...

Neighbours of petrol burn victim Diane Hill offered support

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  • March 31, 2012
Neighbours who saw a woman after she was badly burned in a petrol accident are being offered support from social workers. Diane Hill suffered 40% burns after vapours ignited while she was pouring fuel into a jug at her home in Moorgate, Acomb, York, ...

Talking Heads pub fire: Asian men could hold key clues

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  • March 31, 2012
Two men may hold vital clues to an arson attack at a Southampton pub, according to police. Officers said they want to speak to the two Asian men, aged between 28 and 35. Descriptions of the pair have been released after photos of the blaze at The Tal...

Azamara cruise ship sails for Malaysia after fire repairs

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  • March 31, 2012
A cruise ship disabled by a fire has been repaired and is sailing slowly from Philippines waters to Malaysia, the ship's operator says. Fire broke out on the Azamara Quest on Friday, a day after it left Manila for Malaysia, with 1,001 people on board...

Fire crews rescue man from blaze at Methil flat

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  • March 31, 2012
A man has been rescued by firefighters after a blaze broke out at a flat in Fife. Fife Fire and Rescue Service were called to the fire in High Street, Lower Methil, at about 02:30. The man was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation before being ta...

Firefighters tackle grass blaze at Finzean near Banchory

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  • March 30, 2012
A large grass fire has raged for more than four hours near Banchory in Aberdeenshire. More than 50 firefighters and 30 estate workers from the Finzean area tackled the blaze, which began at about 15:30. It was out by about 20:00. At one stage the fla...

M4 reopens near Bridgend after three cars in collision

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  • March 30, 2012
The M4 has reopened after three cars, one towing a caravan, crashed near Bridgend. One of the cars overturned and two people were taken to hospital by ambulance. A third was airlifted to hospital but their injuries are not thought to be life threaten...

Car fires: Wrexham has half north Wales total so far in 2012

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  • March 30, 2012
Half of all deliberate car fires in north Wales this year have been in Wrexham county, according to firefighters. Of the 42 deliberate car fires across the region so far in 2012, 21 were in Wrexham, including eight this week. Some have been started o...

Swiss landslide buries bus and car in Graubunden canton

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  • March 30, 2012
A landslide in eastern Switzerland has buried a bus and a car, killing the driver of the car, Swiss media reports say. The accident happened early on Friday afternoon in Graubunden canton, near the border with Austria. Ambulances, fire crews and resc...

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