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Amanda Crook 'watched husband burn' in Chatham arson

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  • April 20, 2012
A woman has told a jury how she watched her husband burn after she escaped from an arson attack which killed him and their daughter and grandson. Amanda Crook was in bed when the fire was started at the foot of the stairs at their house in Chatham, K...

Man killed in Golden Cross caravan site blaze

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  • April 20, 2012
A man was killed when a fire destroyed a caravan at a site in East Sussex. East Sussex Fire and Rescue service said the mobile home was well alight when crews arrived at Deanland Wood Caravan Park, Chiddingly, near Golden Cross, at 03.25 BST on Frida...

Killer mum Rachel James 'set herself on fire' on train

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  • April 20, 2012
A woman who killed her five-year-old son set fire to herself in a train's toilet cubicle on the 14th anniversary of his death, an inquest has heard. Rachel James, 43, of Uxbridge, poured petrol over herself on a Northampton to London train on 11 Apri...

Llanidloes fire station 4x4 removal plans rejected by residents

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  • April 20, 2012
More than 800 residents in a small town have signed a petition in protest at plans to move a 4x4 vehicle from one Powys fire station to another. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has decided to switch the Land Rover in Llanidloes to Welshpoo...

Man set fire to himself on busy Redditch roundabout

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  • April 20, 2012
A man has died after setting himself on fire on a busy roundabout in Redditch. Police are investigating the incident, which happened at 9:20 BST on Thursday at the junction of Woodrow Drive and Studley Road. The local man, in his 40s, was taken to Bi...

Atherstone-on-Stour blaze firefighters 'died for no reason'

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  • April 20, 2012
Four firefighters died after being sent into "an obviously dangerous situation for no good reason", a court has heard. Ian Reid, John Averis, Ashley Stephens and Darren Yates-Badley were killed in a blaze at a warehouse in Atherstone-on-Stour, in Nov...

Spate of fatal fires 'devastating' says senior firefighter

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  • April 20, 2012
A senior firefighter has said he is stunned by a sudden increase in fatal house fires involving elderly people. Seven pensioners have lost their lives in the past six weeks in NI, including 88-year-old Robert Fitzpatrick who died in Castlederg on Thu...

Fire at property on private island in Poole Harbour

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  • April 20, 2012
Firefighters have tackled a "ferocious" property blaze on an island in Dorset's Poole Harbour owned by a millionaire. About 45 crew members were taken by boat to Green Island, which was bought in 2005 for £2.5m by Edward Iliffe, from Newbury, Berksh...

Nottingham railway station disrupted after engine fire

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  • April 20, 2012
A fire forced the evacuation of Nottingham railway station. Emergency services were called to a train engine fire on platform 3 at 08:44 BST. The station reopened shortly after, but platforms 1, 2 and 3 remained out of use while the affected train wa...

Huge fire at US oil storage depot

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  • April 20, 2012
A huge fire has broken out at an oil company in the United States. Fire crews battled the flames in Springfield, Ohio. A fuel truck caught fire at a fuel distributing company in the state of Ohio and quickly spread to a warehouse. The fire spread to ...

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