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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...

Hunt for arsonist after eight cars torched in Oldham

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  • January 1, 2013
Police in Oldham are hunting an arsonist after eight cars were torched in the early hours of New Year's Day. The vehicles, all in the Royton and Shaw areas, were targeted in what police believe was a series of attacks by the same person. The first ve...

Fire tackled at Trentham Lakes business park

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  • January 1, 2013
Fire crews have been tackling a blaze at a car parts unit on a Stoke-on-Trent business park. Five fire engines were called to tackle the fire at the Autoneum unit, in Stanley Matthews Way, at Trentham Lakes, shortly before 11:00 GMT. The fire has now...

Fire out at Leicestershire print works factory

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  • January 1, 2013
A blaze at a Leicestershire factory which started four days ago has finally been extinguished by firefighters. Crews were called to the printing works on Kingsfield Road in Barwell on Saturday afternoon. Teams working to demolish the building had dis...

Explosion sparks fire at Durham Police HQ

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  • January 1, 2013
Firefighters were called to the head quarters of Durham Police following an explosion in the building. Staff at the force's control centre at Aykley Heads, on the outskirts of Durham City, reported a "small explosion" in the early hours. Nobody was i...

Crews rescue Stourbridge river fall friends

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  • January 1, 2013
A group of friends had to be rescued by firefighters after they tried to help a drunken teenage girl who fell into a river. Fire crews and paramedics were called to Mill Race Lane in Stourbridge, shortly before 20:15 GMT on Monday. They said the girl...

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