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Man found dead after Bo'ness flat blaze

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  • March 27, 2012
A man has died in a fire at a flat in Bo'ness, Falkirk, police have confirmed. The man - who is believed to be in his 40s but has not been named - was found dead by firefighters called to the scene. Neighbours in the block of flats in Grangepans rais...

Crews tackle grass fire at Surrey's Brookwood Cemetery

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  • March 27, 2012
Firefighters are tackling a grass fire at Britain's largest cemetery. About 40 firefighters, six fire engines and other units are trying to extinguish the blaze at Brookwood Cemetery, near Woking. The fire, which started at about 14:10 BST, spread to...

One dead as wildfires sweep through Colorado

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  • March 27, 2012
One person has been found dead in wildfires which burned out of control in the US state of Colorado. Hundreds of homes had to be evacuated, and at least five houses were destroyed in the blaze, near the city of Denver. The fire was driven by wind and...

MPs call for rethink on Merseyside fire service cuts

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  • March 27, 2012
Labour MPs on Merseyside are urging the government to rethink plans to cut the budget of the county's fire service, warning it could put lives at risk. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service's budget is set to drop from £74m to £65m by 2013. A group of...

Dead fireman Ewan Williamson's family seeks damages

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  • March 27, 2012
The family of a firefighter who was killed tackling a blaze in Edinburgh is raising an action for damages in the Court of Session. Ewan Williamson, 35, died while fighting a fire in the Balmoral Bar in Dalry on 12 July 2009. The results of an officia...

Barry family escape fire attack on home

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  • March 27, 2012
A family was forced to escape through an upstairs window after a lighted object was posted through a letterbox at their home in the Vale of Glamorgan. A small fire was started at the house in Holmes Street, Barry, where the family were sleeping, at 0...

Hundreds of calls tor grass fires across Wales

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  • March 27, 2012
Fire crews have received hundreds of calls about grass fires across Wales over the last 24 hours. Since Monday, crews have been tackling "numerous" blazes, according to Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service. Firefighters in north Wales have spen...

Dumfries hillside grass fire 'under control'

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  • March 27, 2012
A major grass and heather fire at Drumburn Hill, south of Dumfries, has been reported to be under control. Firefighters have been withdrawn from the area. At least 20 were deployed at the height of the blaze, which broke out on Monday afternoon. A Ro...

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