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Sandra Clarke sentenced over Deptford flats blaze

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  • June 1, 2012
A woman has been sentenced for manslaughter after two people died in a fire at a block of flats she lived in. Santhirapathy Tharmalingam, 59 and Kunaliny Alagaratnam, 42, died in the blaze at the top floor of the 16-storey Marine Tower in Deptford. S...

Chatham fire murders driven by spite over divorce

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  • June 1, 2012
A young mother whose body was found after a ferocious fire at a terraced house in Kent had been trying to save her own life and that of her toddler son. Firefighters found 20-year-old Melissa Crook by the window of an upstairs bedroom with Noah's bod...

Ferry and lifeboat help fight fire on Tanera Mor in Summer Isles

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  • June 1, 2012
Firefighters used a small ferry and a lifeboat to reach a wild fire on an island in Wester Ross. At its peak, the heather and scrub fire was burning along a half mile front on Tanera Mor in the Summer Isles. A senior officer and 16 firefighters trave...

Fridge firm Beko faces no charges over Wealdstone fire death

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  • June 1, 2012
No manslaughter charges are to be brought against Beko after one of its faulty fridge-freezers caused a fire in which a man died. Santosh Benjamin-Muthiah, 36, died from a lack of oxygen in Wealdstone, north London, in November 2010. The coroner at h...

Process to appoint Scots single fire chief begins

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  • June 1, 2012
The process of recruiting the head of a new Scottish fire service has begun. Applications are now open for the post of the chief officer, who will head a workforce of more than 9,000 firefighters and support staff. The role will also come with the re...

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