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Lakanal House fire: Panels caught fire 'too quickly'

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  • February 28, 2013
Materials used in the refurbishment of a tower block caught fire "too quickly" in a blaze which claimed the lives of six people, an inquest heard. Panels put into Lakanal House in south-east London, which caught fire in 2008, had four-and-a-half minu...

Three-month blaze wood plant's licence revoked

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  • February 28, 2013
A recycling centre in Hertfordshire has had its licence to operate withdrawn after a fire near the M1 that took more than three months to put out. The Environment Agency revoked the permit of Wood Recycling Services Ltd to store wood and composting w...

Fertiliser lorry's crash causes Bircher home evacuation

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  • February 28, 2013
Residents have been re-homed after a lorry crashed into a house, shedding thousands of kilograms of fertiliser. It was carrying about 32 tonnes of ammonium nitrate based fertiliser, which is a classified dangerous substance for its explosive potentia...

Calcutta illegal market hit by deadly fire

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  • February 28, 2013
At least 20 people have been killed in a fire that swept through an illegal market in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta, police officials say. The Surya Sen Market was housed in an old multi-storey building in the crowded Sealdah area of the city. ...

Fire engulfs Mexico City marketplace

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  • February 27, 2013
A fire has swept through a historic marketplace in the Mexican capital, Mexico City, causing extensive damage. Images broadcast on Mexican television network Televisa showed smoke pouring from the Merced market, east of the city's main square, the Zo...

Death blaze dad Mick Philpott 'laughed and joked'

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  • February 27, 2013
A father accused of killing his six children in a house fire joked about the night of the blaze to a police officer, Nottingham Crown Court heard. Mick Philpott, 56, was described as "jovial" by PC Joanne Halford when she spoke to him at Royal Derby ...

Parked cars 'could stop fire engines' in Staplehurst

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  • February 27, 2013
Fears that rail commuters' parked cars could block emergency services getting to parts of a Kent housing estate have sparked an online campaign. Residents of Lime Trees, near Staplehurst station, are posting photos of the parked cars on a Facebook pa...

Firefighters could be helped by holograph technology

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  • February 27, 2013
Infra-red holography could be more useful than the camera imagery currently used by firefighters searching for people trapped in burning buildings, researchers in Italy say. They have built an imaging system that uses an infra-red laser to penetrate ...

Fire engine in collision with car in Liverpool

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  • February 27, 2013
Two people were injured when a fire engine collided with a car as it responded to reports of a blaze in Liverpool. The crash happened at about 10:45 GMT at the junction of Parliament Street and Park Road. A 40-year-old man and a firefighter were take...

Bravery award for South Yorkshire car rescue woman

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  • February 27, 2013
A woman who pulled an injured driver from his crashed car seconds before it burst into flames has been given a fire service award. Catherine Neary, 43, ran to the vehicle after it hit an electricity pylon on the A631 near Maltby, South Yorkshire in J...

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