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Injury after fire at Cardigan dance school

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  • March 20, 2012
One person has suffered serious burns after a fire broke out in a dance school in Cardigan. Firefighters say they were called to the blaze on the third floor of a building in Park Place at 17:20 GMT. Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus went...

Kent crews tackle commercial units fire in Marden

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  • March 20, 2012
Fire crews are tackling a large fire at commercial units in Marden. Kent Fire and Rescue Service were called to the blaze in Staplehurst Road at 12:30 GMT. A spokesperson said the fire had swept through "a range of buildings used as commercial premis...

Llandudno's aerial ladder appliance axed by fire authority

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  • March 20, 2012
A decision has been made not to replace Llandudno's ageing aerial ladder appliance (ALP) by North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority. The move comes despite recent claims by Conwy council that the rescue ladder was vital if there was an emergency in the...

Fire hits Corby's Willowbrook East Industrial Estate

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  • March 20, 2012
A major fire has damaged a series of industrial units in Northamptonshire. Firefighters were called to KCS Group in Shelton Road, on the Willowbrook East industrial estate in Corby, just after 05:30 GMT. At its height, 70 firefighters were tackling t...

Court finds Australian man guilty of bushfire in 2009

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  • March 20, 2012
An Australian man has been convicted of deliberately starting a blaze three years ago that was part of the worst wildfire disaster in the country's history. A Victoria Supreme Court jury found Brendan Sokaluk, 42, guilty of lighting a bushfire that k...

Independent probe of Highlands and Islands fire service

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  • March 20, 2012
An independent investigation is to be mounted into Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service (HIFRS). The fire board has agreed to spend £10,000 on the study. HIFRS was been criticised in reports by the Accounts Commission and Grampian's chief f...

Man dies after Canvey bungalow fire

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  • March 20, 2012
A man has died in a fire at a bungalow in Essex. Three fire crews were called to the blaze at the home in Canvey Road, Canvey at 21:45 GMT on Monday. The victim, who has not yet been identified, was found inside and pronounced dead at the scene. The ...

Alarm batteries 'might have saved Worthing man's life'

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  • March 20, 2012
The life of a man who died in a fire at his maisonette in West Sussex might have been saved if the smoke alarms were working, firefighters have said. The body of the man, believed to be the occupant of the maisonette in Gratwicke Road, Worthing, was ...

Elderly man dies in bungalow fire in Earby, East Lancashire

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  • March 20, 2012
An elderly man has died in a fire in a bungalow in East Lancashire. Fire crews were called to a detached property on Barnwood Crescent in Earby at 17:15 GMT on Monday. The man was already dead when firefighters entered the house. An investigation int...

Woman found dead after Guildford flat explosion

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  • March 20, 2012
The body of a 45-year-old woman has been found at a block of flats in Surrey following an explosion. A 57-year-old man taken to hospital after the incident in Guildford has been transferred to a specialist burns unit, police said. Fire crews were cal...

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