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Fire units in Knoydart and Eigg could be wound up

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  • February 27, 2013
Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service is planning to shut down community response units in Knoydart and on Eigg. The plans will be considered by the fire board at a meeting in Inverness on Friday. Senior officers said there were very low leve...

One dead after Glasgow house fire

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  • February 26, 2013
One person has died in a house fire in the east end of Glasgow. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue were called to the scene in Sumburgh Street in the Easterhouse area shortly after 06:00. Crews from Easterhouse and Calton were faced with a well-developed fi...

Balloon crashes near Luxor killing 19 tourists

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  • February 26, 2013
  British, French and Japanese nationals are reported to be among 19 tourists killed in a hot air balloon crash near the southern Egyptian city of Luxor. The balloon was flying at 1,000 ft (300m) when it caught fire and exploded, plunging onto field...

Blaze at disused Westercommon Primary School

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  • February 26, 2013
Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a disused school in the east end of Glasgow. The fire broke out at Westercommon Primary School in Ellesmere Street at about 02:45. A spokesman for Strathclyde Fire and Rescue said about 30% of the school had...

Fire crews investigate Devon gorse fires

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  • February 26, 2013
Fire crews are investigating two gorse fires which took place on Dartmoor in Devon. Two acres of land (8093sq m) at Cadover Bridge on the edge of Plymouth went up just after 19:00 GMT. There was a second suspected arson attack on grassland around Two...

Derby fire deaths: Mick Philpott "paranoid" about child custody

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  • February 25, 2013
A father accused of killing six of his children in a house fire was "paranoid" about losing five other children in a custody battle, a court has heard. Mick Philpott was afraid he would not be able to see the five after a hearing scheduled for the da...

London Mayor Boris Johnson rejects budget change

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  • February 25, 2013
London Mayor Boris Johnson has rejected calls to reverse his proposed council tax cut which opposition parties says will keep 12 fire stations open. A coalition of opposition groups at the London Assembly said a reduction in his council tax precept o...

Central Roofing (South Wales)'s £21m fine after factory fire

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  • February 25, 2013
A roofing contractor has been ordered to pay more than £21m damages after a fire tore through a factory leaving it a smoking ruin. Bridgend-based Central Roofing (South Wales) Ltd had been working on the roof of Mueller Europe's copper tubing plant ...

Daw Mill coal mining may end after 'ferocious' fire

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  • February 25, 2013
Mining is unlikely to resume after a ferocious underground fire at Warwickshire's last pit, UK Coal says. More than 100 miners were evacuated from Daw Mill Colliery after the blaze broke out 1,770 ft (540m) below the surface on Friday afternoon. Kevi...

Carbon monoxide deaths: Family 'unconscious in minutes'

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  • February 25, 2013
Three family members who died from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning would have been "unconscious within minutes", a fire service has said. The bodies of John Cook, 90, his wife Audrey, 86, and their 46-year-old daughter Maureen were discovered in ...

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