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Dumfries man in hospital after Friars Vennel flat fire

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  • April 27, 2012
An investigation is to be carried out into the cause of a blaze in a flat in Dumfries which left a man in hospital. The fire broke out at a property in Friars Vennel at 22:30 on Wednesday. Eighteen firefighters were involved in the operation to bring...

Bradford homes remain evacuated after garage fire

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  • April 27, 2012
Dozens of people in Bradford spent the night away from their homes after a fire prompted fears of an explosion. More than 60 homes were evacuated after acetylene cylinders were found near a fire at a garage on Woodhall Terrace, in the Thornbury area,...

Second man from Swindon dies after Bath boat fire

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  • April 27, 2012
A second man from Swindon has died following a fire on board a boat in Bath. The 30-year-old man had been taken to hospital with severe burns after the blaze on 15 April. Steven Phelps, 42, from Stratton St Margaret in Swindon, was also killed in the...

Firefighters rescue 15 from blaze in Dundee

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  • April 26, 2012
Fifteen people living in a block of flats in Dundee have been rescued after fire broke out in a tenement block. Tayside Fire and Rescue said they were trying to contain the blaze in Garland Place - but operations have been hampered by inadequate wate...

Row halts Highland fire and rescue service meeting

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  • April 26, 2012
Accounts Commission members walked away from a meeting with the Highlands and Islands Fire Board after board members refused to hold talks in private. The two sides were due to discuss fierce criticism by the commission of Highland fire and rescue se...

Homes evacuated in Bradford over cylinder fire fear

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  • April 26, 2012
More than 60 homes have been evacuated in West Yorkshire amid fears that a fire at a garage could spread to nearby acetylene cylinders. Residents living within 200m of the blaze on Woodhall Terrace in the Thornbury area of Bradford have been told to ...

Man killed in Bath boat fire was Steven Phelps from Swindon

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  • April 26, 2012
A man who died in a fire on board a boat in Bath has been named by police. Steven Phelps, 42, from Stratton St Margaret in Swindon, was killed in the fire which broke out on a cabin cruiser moored close to Pulteney Bridge in the early hours of 15 Apr...

Arsonists target Mexborough primary school

  • News Item
  • April 26, 2012
Firefighters in South Yorkshire say they saved a primary school from serious damage after spotting a blaze as they drove past. Arsonists are thought to have started the fire in a play area at Mexborough Windhill Junior and Infants School. Firefighter...

Southend house fire leaves family of five homeless

  • News Item
  • April 26, 2012
Eight people, including a family of five, have been made homeless following a house fire in Essex. Firefighters were called to the blaze at the two-storey property, which is divided into flats, in Hastings Road, Southend, at 00:50 BST. Essex Fire Ser...

Troops battle Mexico forest blaze

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  • April 26, 2012
Troops and firefighters are battling to contain wildfires that have engulfed parts of the La Primavera forest, near Guadalajara. Mexican authorities are on high alert for a challenging fire season in 2102 as drought is a concern across much of the co...

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