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Derby fire deaths: Parents arrested on suspicion of murder

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  • May 29, 2012
The mother and father of six children who died in a house fire in Derby have been arrested on suspicion of murder. Mick Philpott, 55, and his wife Mairead, 31, were arrested in Derby on Tuesday and are due to be questioned. Jade Philpott, 10, and bro...

Beeley Moor fire wipes out wild birds

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  • May 29, 2012
Rangers from Derbyshire's Peak District National Park Authority say the nests and chicks of many wild birds have been wiped out by a moorland fire. Crews from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue were called to Beeley Moor at about 21:00 BST on Saturday where ...

Littleborough mill explosion: Fire crews remain at scene

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  • May 29, 2012
Firefighters remain at the scene of an explosion which led to a large fire in a Greater Manchester factory. The blast happened at Multi Roof Building Products at Stansfield Mill, Calderbrook Road, Littleborough, at about 13:00 BST on Monday. Two fact...

Shirley Towers fire: No HSE prosecution over firemen deaths

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  • May 29, 2012
Nobody is to be prosecuted following the deaths of two firefighters in a blaze at a Southampton tower block, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said. James Shears, 35, and Alan Bannon, 38, died tackling the blaze at the 15-storey Shirley Towers on...

Westbury overnight fire destroys scrap cars in yard

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  • May 29, 2012
An exclusion zone has been set up around a major fire which is burning at a scrap yard in Wiltshire. Cylinders on the West Wilts Trading Estate, in Westbury, have complicated efforts to extinguish the blaze. Dave Dunford from Wiltshire Fire and Rescu...

London firefighters 'used as locksmiths'

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  • May 29, 2012
Firefighters in London are being called out nearly every hour to rescue people who have locked themselves in or out of a building or vehicle. London Fire Brigade (LFB) said in the last three years, it has been called out to nearly 22,000 incidents of...

Fire crews tackle gorse fire on Cavehill

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  • May 29, 2012
The Fire Service is tackling a gorse fire on Cavehill in Belfast. Up to 25 fire officers are attending the blaze, off the Hightown Road, which is spread over three acres. Their job had been made more difficult because of the rough terrain and the loc...

'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...

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