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Shirley Towers inquest: Fire could have been out sooner

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  • July 3, 2012
An inquest into the deaths of two firefighters in a Southampton tower block heard the blaze could have been extinguished sooner. Jim Shears and Alan Bannon were overcome by excessive heat inside flat 72 of Shirley Towers on 6 April 2010. The court he...

Man, 78, dies in Shirebrook kitchen fire

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  • July 3, 2012
A 78-year-old man has died in a house fire in north Derbyshire. Derbyshire Fire and Rescue said it was called to the blaze in Park Avenue, Shirebrook, at about 17:15 BST on Monday. The man was found dead inside the property. Fire officers have starte...

Two boys arrested over Dover building fire

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  • July 3, 2012
Two boys have been arrested following a fire in a 12-storey derelict former hotel and office building in Kent. The blaze broke out just before 19:00 BST on Sunday on the first floor of the building in Townwall Street, Dover. Kent Fire and Rescue Serv...

Southend workers rescued from cage 50ft above ground

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  • July 3, 2012
Workers putting up posters at a university building in Southend were rescued after becoming trapped 50ft (15m) above the ground in a crane cage. The workers were stuck for an hour-and-a-half before the alarm was raised at 20:50 BST on Monday. The thr...

Safety cordon as crews tackle barn fire at Widecombe farm

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  • July 3, 2012
Firefighters have tackled a blaze involving gas cylinders, diesel fuel and cooking oil at a farm in Devon. Emergency services were called to Holwell Farm, Widecombe, just before 06:30 BST. A safety cordon of 100m (328ft) was set up when the fire bega...

'Suspicious' fire at block of flats in Milton Keynes

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  • July 3, 2012
A man was taken to hospital and 12 other people treated by paramedics after a "suspicious" fire at a block of flats in Milton Keynes. About 50 firefighters were called to The Gables in St Georges Way, Wolverton, shortly after 01:00 BST. The fire had ...

Colorado Waldo Canyon fire battle gains ground

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  • July 3, 2012
The most destructive wildfire in the US state of Colorado's history is now 70% contained, officials say. The announcement came after residents visited their neighbourhoods to survey damage. Some 32,000 people were forced to leave the city of Colorado...

At least one dead in South Dakota wildfire plane crash

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  • July 3, 2012
At least one person has died after a US military cargo plane crashed while battling a wildfire in South Dakota. Three others in the six-person crew were taken to hospital, officials said. Other team members are feared dead. Meanwhile, some evacuation...

Guildford car park arson attack sees flats evacuated

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  • July 3, 2012
Flats above an underground car park in Surrey had to be evacuated overnight following an arson attack on a car. Firefighters called to Woodbridge Road, Guildford, found the rear window of a Volkswagen Golf smashed and the seat of the fire at the back...

Man on trial for attempted murder after Elgin fire

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  • July 3, 2012
A man has gone on trial accused of trying to murder five people in a fire bomb attack at a flat in Elgin. John MacDonald is accused of setting fire to the property by throwing a bottle of petroleum spirit or another flammable liquid through the windo...

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