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Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier fire: Alarm firm negligent

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  • January 2, 2013
An alarm company was negligent over a fire which devastated Weston-super-Mare's pier pavilion in July 2008, a judge has ruled. The judge at Bristol Mercantile Court found a high degree of negligence from security firm System 2 Security, which has sin...

Barwell print works factory fire 'suspicious', say police

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  • January 2, 2013
A fire at a Leicestershire factory which started five days ago is being treated as suspicious, police have said. Firefighters were called to Arden Digital and Direct printing works in Kingsfield Road, Barwell, on Saturday afternoon. The fire was fina...

Fears for Warwickshire part-time firefighters

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  • January 2, 2013
A union has said it is concerned about the future of retained firefighters in Warwickshire after plans were released by the county council. The local authority is currently consulting on its Integrated Risk Management Plan 2013-17. Anthony Morgan, fr...

Man arrested over arson attacks in Winchester

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  • January 2, 2013
A man has been arrested in connection with a spate of fires in Winchester including one at the the city's historic Deanery. The blaze, started in a box of antique books, caused the doors of the Deanery in the cathedral grounds to catch fire. Around 1...

Paris apartment fire kills five in Gennevilliers suburb

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  • January 2, 2013
An apartment fire has killed a couple, their two children and a teenage friend in Gennevilliers, a deprived northern suburb of Paris. The blaze happened early on Wednesday. The family lived in a flat on the fourth floor of the seven-storey block. Eig...

Liskeard residents trapped and rescued from flat arson

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  • January 2, 2013
A fire which trapped three people in a block of flats in Cornwall is being treated as arson, police said. One person was taken to hospital and two others were treated for smoke inhalation after the fire in Bodgara Flats, Liskeard on Tuesday. About 24...

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