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Two charged over arson attack at Wirral house

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  • December 31, 2012
Two men have been charged with arson with intent to endanger life after a fire at a house in Wirral. A woman in her 20s and her nine-year-old daughter were rescued from the property in Demesne Street, Seacombe, in the early hours of Sunday. Merseysid...

Sedgeford fatal house fire 'not suspicious'

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  • December 31, 2012
A house fire in Norfolk in which the body of an elderly woman was found is not being treated as suspicious, police say. Emergency services were called at about 07:15 GMT on Sunday to a house at Holly Hill, Sedgeford, near Hunstanton. The body was fou...

Judge Merfyn Hughes praise for fire rescuers at Pwllheli

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  • December 31, 2012
Three neighbours who rescued a drunken woman after she set her house on fire have been commended. Judge Merfyn Hughes QC asked for his praise of Christopher Roberts, John Glyn Jones and Jackie Lloyd Williams to be passed to the chief constable. It to...

Elderly woman who died after Rishton fire named

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  • December 31, 2012
An elderly woman who died after she was rescued from a fire at her house in Lancashire has been named. Sheila Sowerbutts, 83, was rescued from the ground floor of the semi-detached house in Cliff Street, Rishton, at 03:59 GMT on December 26. A 52-yea...

Warehouse fire in Etruria 'was accidental'

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  • December 31, 2012
A fire which destroyed a warehouse in Stoke-on-Trent and affected about 30 businesses was accidental, the fire service has said. Crews spent the weekend at the former Twyfords factory in Etruria, where the fire started on 28 December. Staffordshire F...

Man hurt in Ledbury garden bonfire 'fireball'

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  • December 31, 2012
A man is in a critical condition after he was severely burned by a fireball from a garden bonfire. Crews were called to Falcon Lane, Ledbury, on Sunday afternoon to reports of a man on fire. A Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service spokesman ...

Barwell factory fire: wind causes further blazes at site

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  • December 31, 2012
High winds overnight have caused further fires to break out at the scene of a factory blaze in Leicestershire. Fire crews were called to the printing works on Kingsfield Road in Barwell on Saturday afternoon. Several roads were closed and residents i...

Body found after fire at house near Hunstanton

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  • December 30, 2012
The body of an elderly woman has been found following a fire at a house in Norfolk. Norfolk Police, the fire and ambulance service were called at about 07:15 GMT to a house at Holly Hill, Sedgeford, near Hunstanton. The fire was extinguished and road...

Barwell fire: Roads closed as police investigate

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  • December 30, 2012
Roads near the site of a factory fire in Leicestershire are to remain closed while police investigate. Officers said Shilton Road, Kirby Road and Arthur Street were shut after a blaze at a printing firm on Kingsfield Road near Hinckley on Saturday. T...

Body of woman found in Aberdeen house fire

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  • December 30, 2012
The body of an elderly woman has been found in a fire at a house in Aberdeen. About 15 fire fighters tackled the blaze at the property in Anderson Avenue at about 12:30. Grampian Fire and Rescue said crews were faced with a severe fire in the lounge ...

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