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Guests evacuated during fire at Ballymena Leighinmohr hotel

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  • November 8, 2012
Around 160 people have been evacuated from the Leighinmohr House Hotel in Ballymena after a fire broke out in a store room. The fire was extinguished quickly by the fire and rescue service. It caused mainly smoke damage to parts of the hotel and flam...

Edgbaston house fire: Murder police bail two women

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  • November 8, 2012
Two women arrested by police investigating the death of a woman in a house fire in Birmingham have been released on bail. Nusarat Bugum, 36, was killed in a suspected arson attack on a property in Speedwell Road, Edgbaston, just before 07:00 GMT on M...

Probe into Gatwick Airport National Express coach fire

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  • November 8, 2012
An investigation is under way into a coach fire in Surrey which closed a road and saw 15 people led to safety. The National Express coach caught fire on the A217 Brighton Road, Banstead, at about 14:40 GMT on Tuesday. Fire crews, including two firefi...

Clere Secondary School evacuated during fire

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  • November 8, 2012
A secondary school in Hampshire was evacuated earlier following a fire which severely damaged a number of rooftop solar panels. Five crews attended the incident at Clere Secondary School in Burghclere just before 14.00 GMT. They managed to stop the...

Guernsey resident 'unaware house was on fire'

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  • November 8, 2012
A man whose house was on fire only knew about the blaze when firefighters walked into his lounge, Guernsey's head of fire safety has said. Pierre Laine said it was a warning about how important it was for smoke alarms to be fitted. He said: "[The own...

Sandycroft factory chemical leak: three taken to hospital

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  • November 8, 2012
Three men have been taken to hospital after a chemical leak at a factory in Flintshire. Paramedics treated one man at the scene at Prince William Avenue, near Sandycroft, Deeside, before he was taken to hospital with two others. North Wales Fire and ...

Edgbaston house fire: Murder police arrest second woman

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  • November 8, 2012
A second woman has been arrested by police investigating the death of a woman in a house fire in Birmingham. Nusarat Bugum, 36, was killed in a suspected arson attack on a property in Speedwell Road, Edgbaston, just before 07:00 GMT on Monday. West M...

Firefighters protest against cuts at Westminster

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  • November 8, 2012
Firefighters have held a demonstration at Westminster to warn of what they describe as the "growing threat" to the fire service by government cuts. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said it wanted to raise awareness of the "deep damage" caused by spendin...

Patients moved in Altnagelvin Hospital fire

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  • November 8, 2012
Twenty patients have been evacuated from their ward at Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry after a small electrical fire. About 30 firefighters were called to the seventh floor of the tower block shortly before 22:00 GMT on Tuesday. No-one was injure...

Fire at Grays Wood Products leads to evacuation

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  • November 8, 2012
About 40 people living near a wood yard have been evacuated as a result of a suspected arson attack. About 50 firefighters from across Essex and London are at the scene in Stanley Road, Grays, Thurrock. Essex fire service said the Grays Wood Products...

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