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Fire crews tackle blaze at factory in Tyseley, Birmingham

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  • April 24, 2012
Crews are tackling a large fire at a factory in the Tyseley area of Birmingham. West Midlands Fire Service were called to the incident in Wharfdale Road shortly after 14:10 BST. A fire service spokesman said the blaze began in an area that houses woo...

Atherstone-on-Stour trial: Sprinklers 'not connected'

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  • April 24, 2012
Water sprinklers had not been connected at a warehouse when a blaze killed four firefighters in 2007, a jury has heard. Andrew Tenney, a manager at the Atherstone-on-Stour warehouse, told Stafford Crown Court he had raised concerns over fire safety m...

Gas leak in Northampton forces residents indoors

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  • April 24, 2012
Residents of about 30 homes in Northampton were told to stay indoors following a fire and a gas leak at a newsagents. More than 20 firefighters were called to Classic News in Park Avenue North, near its junction with Kettering Road, shortly after 09:...

School bus evacuated after catching fire on A9

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  • April 24, 2012
A bus carrying school children had to be evacuated after it caught fire on the A9. The children were led to safety after smoke was seen inside the bus. No-one was injured in the incident at Kindallachan, which took place on Tuesday morning. Firefight...

Two rescued from fire at flats in Clydebank

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  • April 24, 2012
Two people have been rescued after an overnight fire in a block of flats in Clydebank. The blaze broke out after midnight on the sixth floor of the building at Ellenger Court. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue said crews battled heat and dense smoke to rea...

Deptford fatal tower block blaze 'started by tenant'

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  • April 24, 2012
A woman started a fire in a tower block that killed two people because she was late with her rent, a court was told. Sandra Clarke, 50, of Marine Tower, Deptford, London, started a fire in her home in February 2011, Woolwich Crown Court heard. Sri La...

Raven Hotel fire in Droitwich treated as 'arson'

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  • April 24, 2012
Police are treating a fire at a former hotel in Worcestershire as arson. West Mercia Police have launched an investigation after firefighters were called to the blaze at the Raven Hotel in Droitwich in the early hours. Hereford and Worcester Fire and...

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