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'Bleak' outlook for Aintree carbon monoxide charity

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  • December 24, 2012
The founder of one of the UK's leading carbon monoxide (CO) charities says if it is forced to close, there will "no longer be support for poisoned victims". Lynn Griffiths, 54, has campaigned to raise awareness about the dangers of CO poisoning since...

Airton bungalow roof torn off in gas blast

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  • December 24, 2012
A bungalow may have to be demolished after the roof was blown off in a gas explosion. The property on Malham Road, Airton, near Settle in North Yorkshire was "severely damaged" in the incident on Saturday, fire crews said. No-one was hurt but neighbo...

US firefighters shot dead at blaze in Webster, New York

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  • December 24, 2012
Two US volunteer firefighters have been shot dead and two injured while responding to an emergency call in the town of Webster in New York state. Police said the four were fired upon in an "apparent trap" as they arrived on Monday morning. The blaze ...

Woman killed in fatal house fire in Bristol

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  • December 24, 2012
A woman has died in a house fire in Bristol despite "valiant attempts" by neighbours to reach her. Firefighters were called to the property on Warrington Road in Brislington at 19:20 GMT on Sunday. Denis McCann from Avon Fire and Rescue Service said ...

Investigation after Wattstown kitchen blaze

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  • December 24, 2012
One casualty has been taken to hospital following a kitchen fire at a house at Wattstown in the Rhondda. Fire crews from Porth and Tonypandy were called to the scene at Bailey Street at 20:30 GMT on Sunday. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said a ...

Two hurt in 'gas explosion' fire at Llanrumney, Cardiff

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  • December 24, 2012
Two people have been taken to hospital following a house fire believed to have been caused by a gas explosion. Firefighters were called to the incident at a property in Arlington Crescent in Llanrumney, Cardiff, at 1910 GMT on Sunday. The Welsh Ambul...

London to Brighton trains resume after fire disruption

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  • December 24, 2012
A normal Christmas timetable is in place on the railway between Brighton and London after repairs were carried out following an electrical fire. Trains to Gatwick Airport and across Sussex were cancelled or delayed because of the fire in the Preston ...

Two rescued from Norwich house fire

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  • December 24, 2012
Two men were rescued unconscious after a fire in a house in Norwich. Firefighters were called to a student home on Hanbury Close near the University of East Anglia at 06:50 GMT. The two casualties were treated for breathing in smoke with one was take...

Woman, 53, dies in fire at flat in Tollcross, Glasgow

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  • December 24, 2012
A woman has died in a fire at a flat in the east end of Glasgow. Crews from Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene in Corbett Place, Tollcross, shortly after 07:00 on Monday. The 53-year-old woman was found inside the property, ...

Man arrested after Keswick fire damages three homes

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  • December 24, 2012
A 46-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a house fire in Cumbria spread to neighbouring properties. The fire destroyed one home in Windebrowe Avenue, Keswick, in the early hours of Saturday. Cumbria Police said the man was ques...

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