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Firefighter tells of search at Chatham fatal arson house

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  • April 23, 2012
A firefighter carried out a desperate search for survivors of an arson attack at a house that killed a woman, her son and her father, a court heard. Stephen Enright said he was told people were trapped inside the house in Chatham, Kent, last Septembe...

Atherstone-on-Stour trial: Fire doors 'not fitted' at warehouse

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  • April 23, 2012
Fire doors were not fitted at a warehouse where four firefighters died in a blaze, a court heard. Warwickshire fire service managers Timothy Woodward, 51, Paul Simmons, 45, and Adrian Ashley, 50, have denied manslaughter by gross negligence. Ashley S...

Man reported over Tullis Russell paper mill fire

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  • April 23, 2012
A man has been reported to the procurator fiscal in connection with a fire which caused £1m of damage at a Fife paper mill. The blaze happened last December at the Tullis Russell mill site, which is in Glenrothes. Last month police released CCTV ima...

Teenage boy arrested over Leicester factory fire

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  • April 23, 2012
A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a suspicious factory fire in Leicester. The former Corah plant, in St John Street, was left badly damaged by the blaze, on Saturday evening. The teenager has been bailed pending further enquiries...

Lauder timber lorry blaze closes route

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  • April 23, 2012
A timber lorry blaze forced the closure of one of the main routes through the Scottish Borders. The vehicle's load caught fire just after 09:45 on the A68, near Lauder. The trailer was detached from the cab and firefighters managed to extinguish the ...

Ballyree Drive house in Bangor damaged in arson attack

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  • April 23, 2012
A house has been badly damaged in an arson attack in Bangor, County Down. The blaze at the unoccupied property, at Ballyree Drive in the Bloomfield estate, was reported shortly after 01:35 BST on Monday. The house sustained substantial fire and smoke...

Vintage farm machinery destroyed in Finchampstead fire

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  • April 23, 2012
A collection of vintage farm machinery has been destroyed in a fire at a storage shed in Berkshire. Fire crews were called to the blaze at the timber building on Reading Road, Finchampstead shortly after 01:00 BST. About 60 firefighters brought the f...

Elderly woman rescued from blaze by member of the public

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  • April 23, 2012
An elderly woman was rescued from a flat fire by a member of the public, the fire service have said. Dorset Fire and Rescue Service have praised the rescuer's "brave actions," but urged the public not to tackle fires unaided. The pensioner, who was r...

World Police and Fire Games delegation visits NI

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  • April 23, 2012
An international delegation from the World Police and Fire Games (WPFG) is visiting Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is due to host the games - the third largest multi-sport event in the world - in August 2013. Ten thousand competitors are expected...

Two injured in Swinbrook House fire

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  • April 23, 2012
Six people have escaped a fire at a stately home in Oxfordshire. Crews were called to Swinbrook House, just outside Swinbrook near Burford, on Saturday night after the blaze broke out in a ground floor room. Two people were hurt while fleeing the fir...

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