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Up to 22 residents flee Jersey homeless shelter fire

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  • June 21, 2012
Up to 22 people had to flee a homeless shelter in St Helier after a fire broke out in one of the bedrooms. Lewis Street in St Helier was cordoned off and all occupants safely left the building while firefighters tackled the incident. Clive Russell, J...

Teenage boy rescued from Kent quarry following fall

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  • June 21, 2012
A teenage boy who fell into a quarry in Kent was rescued after using his mobile phone to call police. The 15-year-old fell about 50ft (15.2m) off the edge of the quarry, in Detling, and was forced to hold on to bracken to stop himself falling further...

Maharashtra state government building on fire

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  • June 21, 2012
Three floors of the headquarters of the Maharashtra state government building in the Indian city of Mumbai have been gutted in a massive fire. Reports say the Mantralaya complex has now been evacuated and several injured people were taken to hospital...

Bola and Fiyin Ejifunmilayo fire deaths: regulation breach to blame

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  • June 21, 2012
A lack of fire safety regulations contributed to the deaths of a mother and daughter in a flat fire in Milton Keynes, a coroner has ruled. Bola Ejifunmilayo, 29, and her daughter Fiyin, three, died at Fishermead Boulevard in September 2010. Their bod...

Guys Marsh Prison workshop fire investigation launched

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  • June 21, 2012
An investigation has been launched into the cause of a fire which broke out in the workshop of Guys Marsh Prison in Dorset. Fifty firefighters were brought in to fight the fire at the prison south of Shaftesbury at about 08:50 BST. A Prison Service s...

Essex firefighters to strike over cuts

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  • June 21, 2012
Firefighters in Essex have announced they are to stage five strikes in a dispute over cuts to the service. The Fire Brigades Union said industrial action will take place on 28 June, 7 and 18 July, 18 August and 18 October. The union claims Essex will...

Oxfordshire fire crews tackle Banbury chemical blaze

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  • June 21, 2012
About 55 firefighters have tackled a chemical fire at a factory in north Oxfordshire. The fire service was called to AAC Cyroma Ltd, on the Beaumont Road Industrial Estate in Banbury, at 22:02 BST on Wednesday. It took crews two hours to bring the bl...

Sprinkler warning after fire at Betws Primary School, Bridgend

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  • June 21, 2012
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service is advising that when schools are undergoing major refurbishment, they should consider installing sprinklers. The junior block at Betws Primary School, near Bridgend, was destroyed when a fan overheated. More than ...

Toddler 'improving' after Bolton house fire

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  • June 21, 2012
The condition of a three-year-old boy who was left critically ill after being rescued from a house fire in Bolton is "improving", police have said. The boy was found in an upstairs room of the house on Longden Street, Halliwell, at about 18:50 BST on...

Man jailed for arson in Balsall Heath

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  • June 21, 2012
A 44-year-old man has been jailed for six years for setting fire to a flat in Balsall Heath. Alphonso Wickham of Thynne Street, West Bromwich, set fire to the top floor flat of a converted house in June 2011. He pleaded guilty to arson, being reckles...

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