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'Time lost' in Lakanal House fatal fire

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  • January 30, 2013
The inquest into the deaths of six people in tower block fire in south London has heard that valuable time was lost in attempts to rescue trapped families. Three children were among those killed in the blaze at Lakanal House in Camberwell in July 200...

Sunseeker yacht factory damaged by fire

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  • January 30, 2013
A boatbuilding factory in Dorset has been damaged by fire. Crews were called to the the Sunseeker luxury yacht factory in Poole shortly before 12:00 GMT. About 10 firefighters tackled the blaze at the building in New Quay Road. Sunseeker said no-one ...

Brazil nightclub fire: Farmer unwittingly saves brother

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  • January 30, 2013
As Brazil tries to come to terms with the profound sense of loss after Sunday's deadly nightclub fire in the city of Santa Maria, remarkable individual stories are emerging from survivors. One is about a 26-year-old farmer, Jovani Rosso, who was clos...

Five people rescued from flat fire in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh

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  • January 30, 2013
Five people have been rescued from a large tenement fire in the Fountainbridge area of Edinburgh. Lothian Borders Fire and Rescue Service said the building was "well alight". The alarm was raised at 10:12 after the blaze broke out in a first-floor fl...

Kirkby Sonae plant owners admit fire liability

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  • January 30, 2013
The owners of Merseyside factory have admitted liability for a fire which burned for eight days in 2011. About 10,000 people living near the Sonae chipboard site in Kirkby are bidding for compensation, arguing fumes from the blaze affected their heal...

London Bridge station chemical fear after four fall ill

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  • January 30, 2013
Four people had to be treated at London Bridge Station after being taken ill in what was initially feared to be a chemical incident. A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said it was called at 08:40 GMT to reports of a patient needing treatment. Lon...

Two teenagers charged over Norwich children's centre blaze

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  • January 30, 2013
Two 15-year-old boys have been charged by police investigating a fire that badly damaged a charitable centre for children in Norfolk. Firefighters were called to The Phoenix Children's Project Centre in Mile Cross, Norwich, on 15 December. The boys, ...

Fire Brigades Union concern over east of England ambulance delays

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  • January 30, 2013
Paramedics sent to emergencies in the east of England are often on their own and unable to take seriously injured people to hospital, it has been claimed. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has criticised the way the East of England Ambulance Service deal...

Firefighters tackle bus blaze at Torrance garage

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  • January 29, 2013
Firefighters have been tackling a major blaze at a garage in the village of Torrance in East Dunbartonshire. Crews were called to premises on Campsie Road at about 20:10. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue said a number of buses and caravans were alight. A ...

Brazil fire: Three arrested after deadly blaze at Santa Maria club

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  • January 28, 2013
One of the owners and two band members have been arrested by police investigating a nightclub fire which left 231 people dead in the Brazilian city of Santa Maria. Brazil has declared three days of national mourning for one of the worst fire disaster...

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