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St Clement house fire was 'deliberate'

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  • September 6, 2012
A fire that destroyed an abandoned house in St Clement was started deliberately, according to Jersey's fire service. The blaze in July caused part of the building and its roof to collapse. The police said no-one has been charged over the fire to the ...

Andrew Massarella death: Man charged over fatal fire

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  • September 6, 2012
A man has been charged with the murder of a 40-year-old who died in a flat fire in South Yorkshire on Christmas Eve 2011, police have said. Andrew Massarella was found dead at the property in Callender Court, Cantley, Doncaster, at 03:20 GMT on 24 De...

Environment Agency admits crane driver death safety failings

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  • September 6, 2012
The Environment Agency has pleaded guilty to a charge under the health and safety act after one of its crane drivers died in Cambridgeshire. Simon Wenn died when his 27-tonne crane collapsed and he became trapped under freezing water in a large drain...

Fire at Sawston Village College damages library

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  • September 6, 2012
A fire has broken out at a secondary school in Cambridgeshire. Cambridgeshire Fire Service said the blaze was reported in the single storey public library at Sawston Village College at 14:15 BST. Police have confirmed that all staff and students were...

Man cut free from crash vehicle in West Lothian

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  • September 6, 2012
A man has been cut from his vehicle after a four-car crash on a dual carriageway in West Lothian. The accident happened on the A899 in Livingston, near Deer Park roundabout, at about 20:30. Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service said the man was...

Huge Tajikistan market fire provokes angry protest

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  • September 6, 2012
Hundreds of people have taken to the streets in the Tajik capital Dushanbe after a huge fire broke out on Wednesday night in the Karvon market in the south of the city. The protesters are angry over what they say is the failure of the government to p...

Guildford fire station plans approved

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  • September 6, 2012
Plans for a new fire station in Surrey have been given the go-ahead. The new station in Guildford will be built on the site of the current one, which it replaces, in Ladymead. It will include better training facilities and improved working areas for ...

Man in hospital after flat fire in Edinburgh

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  • September 6, 2012
A man has been taken to hospital after a "severe" fire in an Edinburgh flat bedroom. Firefighters were called to the incident in the first-floor property in Ramsay Place, Portobello, at about 05:20. Two men were rescued by officers and one was taken ...

Gas leak in Fillingham leads to homes evacuation

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  • September 6, 2012
Several homes have been evacuated from a Lincolnshire village after a gas main was damaged by farming equipment. Lincolnshire Police said they were called to Fillingham, near Gainsborough, at 18:45 BST on Wednesday and moved four families. A 600m exc...

Seven held over India fireworks factory blaze

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  • September 6, 2012
Seven people have been held in connection with Wednesday's blaze at a fireworks factory in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, police say. The seven men, who include the factory operator, have been charged with culpable homicide. Meanwhile, the ...

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