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Nigeria: Chevron gas rig fire stops burning

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  • March 6, 2012
A fire that killed two workers and destroyed a gas exploration rig off Nigeria's south-east coast has gone out after 46 days, Chevron has said. It stopped burning by itself after rock fragments on the seabed sealed off the natural gas leaking from th...

Explosion as blaze damages St Mary's Primary School in Larkhall

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  • March 6, 2012
Parts of a building collapsed and a drain cover was blown more than 30ft into the air after a fire broke out at an unoccupied school in Larkhall. More than 35 firefighters tackled the blaze after being called to St Mary's Primary on Raploch Road at 0...

Coventry 'boot camp' aims to change lives of 14 'Neets'

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  • March 6, 2012
"When you go for a job it seems like everyone is getting them because they are older or they have more qualifications... and just because I'm 16 it doesn't mean I don't want a job." Those are the words of Jesica McBride, from Coventry, who has been o...

Smoke alarm saves couple in Rhydymwyn house fire

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  • March 6, 2012
The lives of an elderly couple were saved by a smoke alarm which activated during a blaze at their bungalow in Flintshire, says the fire service. A man in his 80s and a woman in her 70s were treated for smoke inhalation and minor injuries at the scen...

Fire at Cholderton House in Wiltshire is tackled

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  • March 6, 2012
About 60 firefighters are tackling a "severe" blaze at a Grade II listed building in Cholderton, Wiltshire. The fire at Cholderton House started at 07:22 GMT in the sitting room and spread to the top two floors, Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said...

Two children rescued from Stoke-on-Trent house fire

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  • March 6, 2012
A mother and two children have been rescued and taken to hospital after a fire at a Stoke-on-Trent house. A two-year-old girl was thought to be in a very serious condition after the blaze in Baskerville Road, Hanley, the ambulance service said. The c...

Man dies after fire in Stoke-on-Trent retirement flat

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  • March 6, 2012
A 67-year-old man has died following a fire at his flat at a retirement village in Stoke-on-Trent. Emergency services were called to Berryhill Village in Arbourfield Drive at around 22:00 GMT on Monday, after onsite staff heard a smoke alarm. Twenty ...

Elderly woman led to safety during Southampton house fire

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  • March 6, 2012
An elderly woman was led to safety by firefighters after a blaze broke out in her Southampton home. Crews were called to the property in Witts Hill, Midanbury, just after 01:00 GMT, a Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said. Nine firefight...

Woman dies after blaze in house

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  • March 6, 2012
An elderly woman has died in a house fire in County Down. Sadie Ferguson, 78, died after a blaze broke out at her house the Dundrum Road near Dromara just before 04:00 GMT on Tuesday. A next door neighbour called the emergency services after his smok...

Fire bomb defused close to north Belfast flats

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  • March 6, 2012
An incendiary bomb has been made safe after an alert in north Belfast. It was found close to flats in Brookvale Avenue, just off the Antrim Road, shortly after 06:45 GMT on Tuesday. Army bomb experts were sent to examine it and carried out a controll...

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