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Cigarette caused fatal house fire in Leyland

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  • November 12, 2012
A house fire which claimed the life of a Lancashire woman was caused by a cigarette, the fire service has said. Firefighters were called to the house in Leyland Lane, Leyland, just before 20:30 GMT on Sunday after reports that somebody was trapped. A...

Eurotunnel awarded £202m by insurers after fire

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  • November 12, 2012
Eurotunnel has been awarded a final total of £202m (253m euros) by insurers after a fire in the Channel Tunnel. A statement from Groupe Eurotunnel said the money covered operating losses, repairs to the tunnel and damage to rolling stock in the 2008...

Firefighters tackle blaze at Newmilns factory

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  • November 12, 2012
More than 30 firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a disused factory in Newmilns in Ayrshire. The emergency services were called to the fire at the building in Brown Street at about 16:00. The roof has collapsed. Six appliances were sent to the ...

Appspond Lane fire 'could take weeks' to extinguish

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  • November 12, 2012
A fire at a wood recycling centre near junction 8 of the M1 could take weeks to extinguish, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has said. Firefighters were called to the site in Appspond Lane, Potters Crouch, at midnight on Saturday to tackle a bla...

Man dies after Plymouth garage fire

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  • November 12, 2012
A man in his 70s has died after a fire in the garage of a house in Plymouth. Emergency crews were called to the garage in Furzehatt Park Road, Elburton, at about 11:30 GMT. The man, who lived in the house, was initially taken to hospital to be treate...

Jersey building fire 'was deliberate' says fire service

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  • November 12, 2012
A fire in an abandoned building in St Helier is being treated as arson, Jersey Fire and Rescue Service said. Homes and businesses in the Simon Place area were evacuated due to a fire at the site on Sunday. Firefighters could not enter the building to...

'Suspicious' fire at Newport, Isle of Wight, boatyard

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  • November 12, 2012
A "suspicious fire" has severely damaged a boat workshop on the Isle of Wight. About 30 firefighters tackled the blaze at Odessa Marine at Little London, Newport, on Sunday night. The cause of the fire at the single-storey building is unknown, but po...

Fire at house in Leyland leads to woman's death

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  • November 12, 2012
A woman has died after a fire broke out at a house in central Lancashire. Firefighters were called to the terraced house in Leyland Lane, Leyland, just before 20:30 GMT on Sunday after reports that somebody was trapped. A body was found in the proper...

South Australia bushfire destroys homes

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  • November 12, 2012
More than 100 firefighters are working to contain a bushfire in Australia that has burned 2,000 hectares of land and destroyed at least seven homes. The fire broke out in Tulka, near Port Lincoln in South Australia, on Sunday. It is not clear how it ...

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