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Derby fire deaths: House blaze 'started with petrol'

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  • May 16, 2012
Petrol was used to start a fire in a house in Derby in which six children died, police said. The blaze was believed to have originated below the home's letterbox, a media conference was told. Jade Philpott, 10, and brothers John, nine, Jack, seven, J...

National Fraud Initiative saves taxpayers in Wales £6m, says auditor-general

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  • May 16, 2012
A scheme to prevent and detect fraud against the public sector has saved taxpayers in Wales £6m, says a report. The National Fraud Initiative (NFI) detected fraudulent over-payments and resulted in 54 successful prosecutions, said the auditor genera...

Third arson attack at former Tuckingmill indoor go-kart track

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  • May 16, 2012
A third arson attack on a derelict building in Cornwall, has prompted a warning about lives being put in danger. Firefighters tackled the blaze at a former indoor go-kart track at Tuckingmill, near Camborne on Tuesday at about 20:00 BST. Crews had pr...

Blaze tackled at Dundee recycling plant

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  • May 16, 2012
About 30 firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a recycling plant in Dundee. Tayside Fire and Rescue Service was called to Dundee Energy Recycling Limited (DERL) in Forties Road just before 05:00. There were no reports of any injuries and the bui...

Two jump from window to escape Burnage flat fire

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  • May 16, 2012
A man and a woman have been taken to hospital after jumping from a first floor window to escape a fire above a shop in Manchester. The fire broke out at about 04:15 BST in a flat over the shop just off Kingsway, in Burnage. A 34-year-old woman and a ...

Wildfire continues to grow in Crown King, Arizona

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  • May 16, 2012
US firefighters are continuing to battle a growing wildfire near Crown King in Arizona. Officials say the fire has grown to 1,700 acres, with dry conditions and high wind hampering efforts to contain it. Mandatory evacuations are in place for local r...

Second fire at Aldervale flats in Craigavon

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  • May 16, 2012
There has been another fire at a derelict block of flats in Craigavon, County Armagh. Four fire appliances and a hydraulic platform have been battling a blaze at the Aldervale flats. The fire service was called at about 19:25 BST on Tuesday and remai...

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