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Human bones found on houseboat on Oxford canal

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  • November 19, 2012
Human bones have been discovered in the burned out remains of a houseboat destroyed by fire on a canal in Oxfordshire. Detectives believe the boat, moored in Wolvercote on the Oxford Canal, was set on fire several hours before the alarm was raised on...

Taiwan hospital fire forces patients out on streets

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  • November 19, 2012
Hundreds of people were evacuated from a hospital in New Taipei City in Taiwan on Monday after a fire broke out in the building's MRI room, forcing sick patients to take to the streets. The incident came less than a month after a fire at another Taiw...

Hadleigh fuel tankers blaze could cost £500,000

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  • November 19, 2012
A suspicious blaze that destroyed three fuel tankers in Suffolk caused up to £500,000 of damage and will take two weeks to clear up, a company has said. Fifty firefighters were called to Ukay Fuels Limited, on Lady Lane, in Hadleigh, at 19:00 GMT on...

Blackburn bungalow fire: Two rearrested over man's murder

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  • November 19, 2012
Two people have been rearrested on suspicion of murder after the death of an 88-year-old Blackburn man whose body was found in his home after a fire. Christopher Proctor was found in the house in Pleckgate Road shortly before 04:00 GMT on 10 November...

Skelmersdale arson attacks investigated by police

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  • November 19, 2012
Eleven arson attacks are being investigated by police in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire. The attacks, where cars have been torched and wheelie bins set on fire, have taken place over the past three weeks in areas around Birch Green. In one incident, a...

Surrey fire: Mayford Village Hall blaze 'suspicious'

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  • November 19, 2012
A fire which damaged a village hall in Surrey is being treated as suspicious, police have said. Surrey Fire and Rescue was called to Mayford Village Hall in Saunders Lane, Woking, at about 04:30 GMT on Sunday. Surrey Police said most of the roof of t...

Woman charged with murder after Birmingham house fire

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  • November 19, 2012
A 38-year-old woman has appeared in court charged with murder and attempted murder after a fatal house fire. Nusarat Bugum, 36, died in a suspected arson attack in Speedwell Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, on 5 November. A man, 34, and two women, aged 5...

Hove flat fire: Two arrested on suspicion of arson

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  • November 19, 2012
Two people have been arrested following a suspected arson attack in Hove. Police said a window at the flat in York Road, Hove, was smashed and a small fire started, which had been put out by the time police arrived. A 26-year-old woman and a 41-year-...

Hadleigh oil depot fire treated as suspicious

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  • November 19, 2012
An oil depot fire in which three tankers were destroyed is being treated as suspicious by Suffolk police. Ten crews were called to Ukay Fuels in Lady Lane, Hadleigh, on Friday evening. The three tankers were still smouldering a day after the fire. Th...

Inquiry into Aberdeen flats fire

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  • November 19, 2012
An investigation is being carried out into the cause of a fire at a block of flats in Aberdeen. Firefighters were called to the incident at Formartine Road in the city's Tillydrone area on Sunday afternoon. No-one was injured in the fire, which start...

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