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Calcutta illegal market hit by deadly fire

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  • February 27, 2013
At least 19 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. ...

Pensioner dies in sheltered housing fire

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  • February 27, 2013
A woman has died in a fire at her sheltered accommodation in Banbury, Oxfordshire. Firefighters were called to the blaze in the living room of the property just before 18:45 GMT on Tuesday. The woman, believed to be in her late 80s, was found by fire...

London Fire Authority agrees to allow cuts consultation

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  • February 27, 2013
The London Fire Authority has decided not to challenge Mayor Boris Johnson's order to hold a public consultation on proposed cuts to London Fire Brigade. Shutting 12 fire stations, cut 520 jobs and axe 18 fire engines to save £45m, by 2015, are prop...

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service to cut 140 jobs

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  • February 27, 2013
More than 140 posts, 90 of them firefighters jobs, are to go at Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service over the next three years. Reductions in central government grants means it has to make savings of nearly £10m over the next two years on top of £9.2...

Weymouth play park arson victim suffers burns

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  • February 27, 2013
A woman suffered burns while trying to put out a play park blaze in the latest of a string of arson attacks in a troubled area of Weymouth. The victim, aged n her 30s, suffered what police called "superficial" burns in the fire, behind Littlemoor Com...

Derby fire deaths: Mortuary visit 'like a circus'

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  • February 27, 2013
A mortuary visit by the mother and father accused of killing their six children in a house fire was "like a circus", Nottingham Crown Court heard. Mortuary manager Marie Smith said a dozen people turned up for one visit. She described the behaviour o...

Woman dies in Glasgow house fire

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  • February 27, 2013
Strathclyde Fire and Rescue were called to the scene in Sumburgh Street in Riddrie at about 06:10. Crews from Easterhouse and Calton were faced with a well-developed fire in a two-storey house and found one casualty. A spokeswoman for Strathclyde Pol...

Woman dies in Greasby house fire

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  • February 27, 2013
A woman has died in a fire at a house in Wirral. The blaze at the house on Lloyd Drive, Greasby, was spotted at about 17:55 GMT on Monday. The woman, who has not yet been named, was found unconscious inside the house. Firefighters and paramedics trie...

Carbon monoxide deaths: Gas level '20 times fatal dose'

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  • February 27, 2013
The amount of carbon monoxide (CO) recorded in a home where three family members died was 20 times the fatal dose, a fire service has said. The bodies of John Cook, 90, his wife Audrey, 86, and their daughter Maureen, 46, were found in Cornwall on Sa...

Lifeboat helps Skye firefighters tackle Raasay blaze

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  • February 27, 2013
Six firemen were taken by lifeboat to Raasay after a fire broke out in a house on the island. The crew was transported from the nearby Isle of Skye by Portree RNLI after the alarm was raised at about 04:30. The blaze in Inverarish Terrace in Inverari...

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