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The plight of South Africa's household fire victims

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  • June 25, 2012
A three-year-old South African girl is in recovery in a Johannesburg hospital after undergoing rare skin graft surgery. She suffered severe burns to 80% of her body when a container of fire lighting liquid exploded at a family barbecue. Her story has...

Fire Minister visits Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service

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  • June 25, 2012
Fire Minister Bob Neill MP visited Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service on Thursday 14 June. Mr Neill attended Service Headquarters near Exeter and had a tour of the Special Operations station with Authority Chairman Cllr Mark Healey and C...

Bognor Regis Butlins evacuation after nightclub arson

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  • June 25, 2012
Part of the Butlins holiday camp in West Sussex had to be evacuated after a fire was deliberately started in the resort's nightclub. West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS) were called to the holiday park in Bognor Regis at about 01.45 BST on Mon...

Major fire at Kashmir Sufi shrine Peer Dastageer Sahib

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  • June 25, 2012
A major fire has broken out at a 200-year-old Sufi shrine in Srinagar city in Indian-administered Kashmir. More than a dozen fire tenders were fighting the blaze at the historical Peer Dastageer Sahib shrine on Monday morning, reports said. There hav...

Two escape injury in flat fire

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  • June 25, 2012
A couple have escaped injury in a house fire in County Derry. The blaze broke out in a flat at Mill Roe Gardens, Limavady shortly after 02:30 BST on Monday. A man and woman who were inside made their own escape. They were treated for the effects of b...

Authorities battle spreading US wildfires

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  • June 24, 2012
Thousands of people have been forced from their homes in the US states of Utah and Colorado, after wildfires spread in high winds. One woman has died and 200 houses have been destroyed by the fires. Planes have been dropping flame-retardant powder to...

Two children taken to hospital after dinghy capsizes

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  • June 24, 2012
Two children and a man have been taken to hospital after their dinghy capsized in an Edinburgh reservoir. Emergency services were called to the incident at Threipmuir Reservoir in Balerno at about 14:30. The 45-year-old man and the two children - a b...

Devon farm shed fire kills 5,000 chickens

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  • June 24, 2012
Up to 5,000 chickens have been killed in a fire at a farm in Devon. The fire at Ridgeway Farm, in Holcombe Rogus, near Tiverton broke out at about 12:15 BST and took two hours to bring under control. Crews from Cullompton and Danes Castle, as well as...

Newport canoeists rescued from swollen River Wye

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  • June 24, 2012
A group of canoeists have been rescued after getting into difficulty on a fast-flowing river. The 19 men from Newport, south Wales, were pulled from the River Wye shortly after 18:00 BST on Saturday. They were found at various points of a two-mile se...

Oil tank arson attack as family sleeps in Randalstown

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  • June 24, 2012
A woman and her three young children have escaped injury after an arson attack on their home in County Antrim. An oil tank was set on fire at the back of the house at Mill View in Randalstown at about 04:00 BST. The flames did not spread to the house...

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