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Arson attack numbers 'down in Somerset' since 2009

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  • May 11, 2012
The number of arson attacks has fallen over the last three years in Somerset, a BBC investigation has revealed. The figures, from a Freedom of Information request to Avon and Somerset Police, show a drop in deliberately-set fires, year-on-year. There...

Homefield School fire 'was deliberate'

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  • May 11, 2012
A blaze at a derelict school in Hampshire is thought to have been deliberate, the fire service has said. Crews were called to Homefield School in Salisbury Road, Christchurch, at 20:10 BST on Wednesday. More than 45 firefighters and six fire engines ...

Five children die in Derby house fire

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  • May 11, 2012
Five children have died and another is in hospital after a fire at a house in Derby. Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to the house in Victory Road in Allenton at about 03:45 BST. Derbyshire Police said the children who died in the fire we...

Memorial service marks Bradford City stadium fire anniversary

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  • May 11, 2012
A service to mark the 27th anniversary of the Bradford City football stadium fire is due to take place later. Fifty six people died in the disaster on 11 May 1985, when fire broke out at the Valley Parade stadium during a match between Bradford and L...

Atherstone-on-Stour fire: Court hears how four firefighters died

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  • May 11, 2012
Three of the four firefighters killed in a warehouse blaze in Warwickshire died of probable heat exhaustion and suffocation, a court has heard. John Averis, Ashley Stephens and Darren Yates-Badley died in the blaze in Atherstone-on-Stour in November ...

Cheltenham house explosion: Woman rescued from wreckage

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  • May 11, 2012
An elderly woman has been rescued from the wreckage of a house in Cheltenham. Emergency services were called to the terraced house in Rosehill Street, near Sandford Lido, at about 19:37 BST following a gas explosion. A Gloucestershire Police spokesma...

No suspicious circumstances found in Lydbrook house fire

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  • May 11, 2012
An investigation into a house fire in Gloucestershire in which a woman and six dogs died has found no suspicious circumstances. Emergency services were called to Joy Greens Road, Lydbrook, on Tuesday evening following reports of the blaze. A 36-year-...

York petrol burns woman Diane Hill 'progressing well'

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  • May 11, 2012
A woman who suffered 40% burns when petrol ignited as she poured it into a jug is said to be progressing well in hospital. Diane Hill, 46, was left critically ill after the incident in her kitchen in Moorgate, Acomb, York on 29 March. Firefighters sa...

All Highlands and Islands fire stations 'sustainable'

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  • May 11, 2012
All fire stations across the Highlands and Islands can stay open if sufficient retained firefighters are recruited, according to a senior officer. Earlier this year, four stations were temporarily shut or "taken off the run" due to concerns over safe...

Fire in Thanet flats: Five trapped people rescued

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  • May 11, 2012
Five people have been rescued after being trapped by a fire in flats in Kent. Fire crews were called to the three-storey building in Ethelbert Road, Cliftonville, Thanet, at 01:10 BST after a resident heard a smoke alarm. Residents from the basement ...

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