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Father found 'smelling of petrol' after house fatal fire

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  • November 15, 2012
A father was found "badly burned and smelling of petrol" after a fatal house fire in Cornwall, an inquest has heard. Harold Philpotts, 47, who had mental health issues, is believed to be responsible for the fire at the family home near Newquay in Jan...

Woman dies in East Kilbride flats blaze

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  • November 15, 2012
An investigation has been launched after a 77-year-old woman died in a fire at flats in East Kilbride. The blaze broke out at about 06:30 in a ground floor property in Glen Moy, St Leonards. Eight other residents were led to safety and three were tre...

Brighton woman critically injured in fire at her home

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  • November 15, 2012
A woman in her 50s is in a critical condition in hospital after a fire at her home in Brighton. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said she suffered serious injuries during the blaze in Park Crescent at about 23.20 GMT on Wednesday. The woman was ta...

'Severe fire' at Whitworth Industrial Estate, Bordesley

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  • November 15, 2012
About 100 firefighters tackled a fire at industrial units in Birmingham overnight. West Midlands Fire Service was called to the Whitworth Industrial Estate in Venetia Road, Bordesley, at 17:25 GMT on Wednesday. A spokesman described the fire, which i...

Woman dies after car arson attack in Wrexham

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  • November 15, 2012
A woman has died in hospital after being taken ill following an arson attack on her car in Wrexham. A post mortem examination is expected to be carried out on Friday into the death of Dorothy Dudley-Smith, 78, in Hightown early on Tuesday morning. No...

Devon stately home fire tackled by 98 firefighters

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  • November 15, 2012
A blaze at a Grade I listed Elizabethan property in Devon has been tackled by 98 firefighters. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to a fire at Sydenham House near Launceston at about 16:00 GMT on Wednesday. The fire service said t...

Halesowen window cleaners save 'arson' attack children

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  • November 15, 2012
A man has been arrested after a suspected arson attack which led to two children being rescued. A girl of five and a three-year-old boy were carried from their smoke-filled home in Halesowen, West Midlands, by father and son window cleaners. Police s...

Harlow fire deaths: £10,000 reward for information

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  • November 15, 2012
A reward of up to £10,000 is on offer to find information about how a family died in a fatal house fire in Essex. Sabah Usmani, sons Muneeb, nine, and Rayyan, six, and daughter Hira, 12, died at their home in Harlow. Sohaib, 11, and daughter Maheen,...

Biggar bus crash injures 13 people in South Lanarkshire

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  • November 15, 2012
A 47-year-old man has been reported to the procurator fiscal following a bus crash near Biggar in South Lanarkshire. The 30-seater coach operated by Dumfries company McEwans left the A702 road at about 20:30 on Wednesday and went down an embankment. ...

Sydenham House fire tackled by Devon and Cornwall crews

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  • November 15, 2012
Nearly 100 firefighters have been tackling a fire at a Grade I-listed building in Devon. Firefighters from Devon and Cornwall were called to Sydenham House, near Launceston at about 16:00 GMT. Paul Slaven from the Devon and Somerset crews said: "The ...

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