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Woman's body in burning car 'suspicious'

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  • September 12, 2012
The death of a woman whose body was found in a burning car in Somerset is being treated by police as suspicious. Firefighters were called to reports of a car on fire in a field in Ashill, off the A358 near Illminster, just before 06:30 BST on Wednesd...

Delays after lorry fire closes M1 in Leicestershire

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  • September 12, 2012
Drivers are being warned of long delays along a stretch of the M1 in Leicestershire after the motorway was closed due to a lorry fire. Leicestershire Fire and Rescue crews were called to the northbound carriageway of the M1, near junction 21, at abou...

Two men arrested over Worthing flat arson

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  • September 12, 2012
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of starting a fire at a West Sussex flat which injured three people. A man had to be taken to hospital and two women were treated at the scene following the blaze at a building in Rowlands Road, Worthing, on Su...

Metal thieves 'put lives at risk' in Stevenage flats

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  • September 12, 2012
Metal thieves have stolen vital safety equipment from a tower block where three people were killed in a fire. They took 13 dry riser outlets - large pipes used by firefighters to pump water - from four high-rise blocks in Stevenage, including Harrow ...

Death toll from Karachi factory fire soars

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  • September 12, 2012
At least 289 people have died in one of Pakistan's worst fires, at a garment factory in Karachi, officials say. Rescuers are still battling to reach the dead and injured inside, more than 24 hours after the inferno began. Hundreds were trapped inside...

Carers to receive advice in spotting house fire risks

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  • September 12, 2012
Carers are to be given new advice on spotting those at risk of house fires, including smokers and those with mental health issues. One person receiving care is dying from a fire every month in London on average, according to a London Fire Brigade (LF...

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