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Woman and children die in fire in Prestatyn

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  • October 20, 2012
A woman and two children have died in a house fire in Prestatyn, Denbighshire. Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus went into the property at Maes Y Groes at about 22:00 BST on Friday. A 20-year-old woman, a boy of four and a two-year-old girl were...

Redruth house fire: Men charged with arson

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  • October 20, 2012
Two men have been charged with arson with intent to endanger life following a house fire in Cornwall. Emergency services were called to the two-storey property in Penventon Terrace, Redruth, just before 22:00 BST on 22 October 2011. No-one was hurt i...

Texas State Fair icon 'Big Tex' destroyed by fire

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  • October 20, 2012
Big Tex, a 52ft (16m) tall cowboy who watched over the Texas State Fair for 60 years, has been destroyed by a fire. The flames quickly engulfed Big Tex's structure, leaving behind little more than a charred metal frame. He was famed for his 75-gallon...

Cardiff hit-and-runs: Fire station sealed off

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  • October 20, 2012
Eleven people have been injured in a series of hit-and-runs in Cardiff which have led to the arrest of a van driver. Both adults and children were hurt, and the 31-year-old man is in custody after a number of collisions in the Ely and Leckwith areas....

Bideford Tantons Hotel fire: Hospital order for arsonist

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  • October 20, 2012
A man from Kent has been sentenced after starting a fire at a north Devon hotel. Anthony Westhead, 65, of Holywell Avenue, Folkstone, was given a hospital order with no time limit at Exeter Crown Court. More than 50 guests fled the building after the...

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