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'Devastating' mall blaze in Qatar leaves 19 dead

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  • May 28, 2012
A fire at a shopping centre in the Qatari capital Doha has killed at least 19 people, including 13 children. Four teachers and two firefighters also died in the blaze at the Villagio centre in the capital Doha. The fire broke out at the Gympanzee nur...

New Cheltenham fire station opens

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  • May 28, 2012
A new fire station has opened in Cheltenham. The station, at the junction of Keynsham Road and College Baths Road, is the third of four "community" stations for Gloucestershire. It houses two fire engines, one aerial appliance, one rescue unit, a wat...

Deckchair traps woman, 83, in Scarborough

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  • May 28, 2012
An 83-year-old woman has been rescued after getting trapped in a deckchair for six hours in Scarborough. North Yorkshire Fire Service said the woman had become stuck after the chair's fabric had given way. A local fire officer heard the woman's cries...

Blaze at Qatar shopping centre kills 19

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  • May 28, 2012
A fire at a shopping centre in the Qatari capital Doha has killed at least 19 people, local officials have said. The interior ministry said 13 of the victims at the Villaggio centre were children. The cause of the fire is being investigated. The Vill...

Fire warning for Jersey gas barbecues and patio heaters

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  • May 28, 2012
Islanders are being warned about the dangers of gas barbecues and patio heaters by Jersey's Fire Service after one caught fire in Trinity. Richard Liron, Fire Station Manager, said the fires were more common in Jersey because of the type of gas cylin...

Bournemouth homes evacuated due to garage fire

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  • May 28, 2012
A fire at a commercial garage in Bournemouth has led to the evacuation of nearby homes and businesses. The blaze, involving two acetylene cylinders and an oxygen cylinder, was tackled by firefighters who were called to the building at 09:10 BST. Abou...

Littleborough mill solvent fire injures two

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  • May 28, 2012
Firefighters are tackling a blaze involving silos of solvents at a mill in Greater Manchester. Two people are being treated for burns at the mill at Calderbrook Road in Littleborough, the North West Ambulance Service said. One person has facial burns...

Car on fire in Rose Street car park in Inverness

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  • May 28, 2012
Firefighters have been dealing with a car on fire in a multi-storey car park in Inverness. Two appliances were sent to Rose Street Car Park after the alarm was raised at about 14:00. Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service said the car was on t...

Petrol station crash woman named as Julie Stoddart-Cook

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  • May 28, 2012
A woman whose car crashed into other vehicles at a petrol station forecourt in Gloucestershire has been named locally as Julie Stoddart-Cook. Ms Stoddart-Cook, 43, was from Kingham, Oxfordshire, and taught at Kingham Hill School. The crash happened a...

Police name man who died after Derbyshire car repair workshop fire

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  • May 28, 2012
A man who died after a car repair workshop fire at an industrial estate in Derbyshire has been named by police in the county. Daniel Brown, 27, from South Normanton, was rescued from a burning building on Meadow Lane industrial estate on Saturday aft...

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