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Daw Mill colliery production halted after 'ferocious' fire

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  • February 25, 2013
Mining has stopped because of a "ferocious"' underground fire at a Warwickshire colliery. One hundred and six miners were evacuated from Daw Mill Colliery after the blaze broke out 1,770 ft (540m) below the surface on Friday afternoon. Kevin McCullou...

Murder charge over workshop fire in Southall

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  • February 25, 2013
Two men have been charged with murder after a man died following a fire that destroyed a workshop in west London. Benedykt Nowak, 34, died and a 26-year-old man was injured in the fire in Dilloway Industrial Estate, The Green in Southall on 22 Februa...

24 homeless as fire destroys The George bar and flats in Paisley

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  • February 25, 2013
An investigation has been launched into a major blaze that destroyed a pub and flats in Paisley on Sunday, leaving 24 people homeless. Firefighters were called to The George bar in Causeyside Street at about 03:30, after an "extensive" fire broke out...

Camborne family die in suspected CO poisoning

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  • February 25, 2013
An elderly couple and their daughter have died from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at a caravan park. Firefighters and a specialist hazardous material advisor attended the property at Tremarle Home Park, North Roskear, Camborne on Saturday after...

Carbon monoxide detectors for Cornish foster families

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  • February 25, 2013
Carbon monoxide (CO) detectors are to be installed at 200 foster carer homes in Cornwall The detectors were given to Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and the Gas Safe charity. CO is produce...

Firefighters tackle overnight house fires in Suffolk

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  • February 25, 2013
Firefighters have dealt with a series of overnight house fires in Suffolk. They were called to blazes in thatched cottages at Nedging Tye, near Hadleigh, and All Saints South Elmham, near Bungay on Friday evening. Crews were called shortly before 06:...

Man rescues neighbours from fire in Oldham

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  • February 25, 2013
A man has been praised for rescuing a family of seven from a fire at their house in Greater Manchester. Shabir Hussain helped his neighbours to safety in the early hours of Friday, when the blaze broke out in the kitchen of the house in Brewerton Roa...

Two people in hospital after Southall workshop fire

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  • February 23, 2013
Two people were taken to hospital after a fire in west London that destroyed a car workshop. Homes were evacuated and an exclusion zone set up around the property on The Green in Southall after gas cylinders were reported to be inside. Ten fire engin...

New homes under construction destroyed in site fire

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  • February 23, 2013
Two houses under construction have been destroyed by a fire in Neilston Road, Paisley. Two appliances from Strathclyde Fire and Rescue attended the blaze after receiving a call at about 17.15. The unoccupied houses, part of a row of terraced homes, h...

Guernsey firefighters tackle toxic blaze for nine hours

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  • February 23, 2013
There was no danger to the public from toxic fumes created by a fire that took nine hours to put out, Guernsey Fire and Rescue Service has said. Firefighters were called to the Chemin Le Roi, in the Forest, at about 02:00 GMT to deal with the fire in...

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